Saturday, February 27, 2016

ASUS Releases Android Marshmallow Update Timeline

 

Last November, Asus outed a list of devices that it would update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unfortunately, no timeline for update rollouts was mentioned at that point. And here we are more than three months later, and Asus has yet to push the new software to any of its wares.

The good news is that now we finally have a (very rough) timeline to speak of. Asus will send out Marshmallow updates during the second quarter of this year, so from April to June. The company has revised its list of devices getting the Marshmallow treat, adding three smartphones that weren't in the initial roster.

The below ZenFone and PadFone models from Asus will be receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update by Q2, 2016:
  • PadFone S (PF500KL)
  • ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML, ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition (ZE551ML)
  • ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG, ZE500KL, ZE550KL, ZE551KL, ZE600KL, ZE601KL)
  • ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)
  • ZenFone Max (ZC550KL)
  • ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML)
The company also announced that it will be retiring three of its ZenUI apps with the Android M release: ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar. Instead, the company will be replacing Google’s Messenger, Calendar and Gmail apps with them.

Source: ASUS