Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Android Oreo update is now rolling out to the users. The new software brings Android 8.0 Oreo and many other features.
Android OEMs are now promisingly pushing Android Oreo for their supported devices. Most of the companies have already exceeded their deadline and took almost more than half a year after the official Oreo announcement. Asus may not be a big player in the Android smartphone market, but it does have a good share of user-base worldwide. Just after Oreo was publically announced back in August 2017, the company confirmed that both the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 devices are planned to be upgraded.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Android Oreo Update Now Available
It wasn’t much later that Beta testing began and the update was finally rolled out to the Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 3. Steadily the OEM is moving towards different variants of the Zenfone series, one of which is being covered here today. The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Android Oreo update is finally making its way to the users over-the-air. The initial announcement was made yesterday on 26th March at the ZenTalk forums.
According to the official publication, the new firmware version is V126.96.36.199 and it brings Android 8.0 Oreo to the Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 (ZS550KL). Being based on the latest available Android version, the new update brings a lot of changes. These include the standard Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification Categories, Autofill Framework, Smart Text Selection, Notification Dots, Instant Apps, and more.
Apart from these, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe Oreo update also brings some device specific changes as listed below.
- Improved launcher – Swipe up to access app drawer and reworked app icons
- Better device settings screen
- Removed third-party apps like Trip-Advisor, Puffin Browser, and Kindle.
- Removed Do it Later, Mini Movie, Quick Memo, and Photo Collage.
It is good to see that Asus is sticking in for a long-time software support for a device that was launched back in 2016 and originally came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Users would be very happy to know that they can now download Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Android Oreo update over-the-air. Simply go to Settings -> About -> System Update and check for the latest OTA notification.
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