Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL/ ZE552KL Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update
A few days ago, Asus released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Zenfone 4 ZE520KL, and now the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has rolled out the Oreo 8.0 update for its two smartphones, the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, and the Zenfone 3 ZE552KL.
The Zenfone 3 was launched in May 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a later Android Nougat update. This new Oreo update will be its second major update. After the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL and the Zenfone ZE552KL update, the company aims to give the Oreo update to all other Zenfone 3 models.
Per posts (Post 1/ Post 2) on the company’s official forums, the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the two smartphones started earlier today. The update will be first available in their country, Taiwan, where they claim it will take at least a week to reach all Taiwanese customers. After that, the update will be available in other countries as well.
The update is available as OTA (over the air) and will consume significant memory, a major OS update. The company warns that the available internal storage on the phone will decrease after the update. So, users are advised to back up their data to prevent any data mishaps and at least keep 1.5 GB of free space before updating. If the user doesn’t want to wait for the update notification, they can check by heading to Settings> About > System Update to manually get the update.
The details of all the updates’ changes are currently unavailable, but from the reports, the smartphone will get an upgraded launcher with swipe-up to all app functions. The UI is improved, and previous apps like Minimove, Photo Collage, and Do it Later are removed. The update includes the official Oreo goodies like picture-in-picture support, notification dots, new emojis, autofill passwords, and faster boot times. This update will also bring the latest security patch to both smartphones.