Asus ZenFone 5 Selfie Android Pie 9.0 update rolls out; ZenFone 4 Max gets July security patch

Cutting the story short, ZenFone 5 Lite as you may know is a lighter edition of 2018’s ZenFone 5 with toned down internal configurations, that is, it’s fueled with a Snapdragon 430/630 SoC instead of 636.

Lemme remind you that Android 9.0 Pie was already released for the ZenFone 5 Selfie Pro (also known as ZenFone 5Q in the US, and ZenFone 5 Lite in some regions) back in July. But it was only the Snapdragon 630 variant (or ZenFone 5 Selfie Pro) that was bumped to Pie at that time.

ZenFone 5 Lite / ZenFone 5Q / ZenFone 5 Selfie Pro – what’s in a name?

And now, as per the official announcement at ZenTalk forums, it’s the Snapdragon 430 variant (or ZenFone 5 Selfie) for which Android Pie has been pushed by the OEM. The new update bears build number 16.0200.1907.501, and is intended only for “ZenFone 5 Selfie (ZC600KL) CPU 430 (8937)BR” model.

As for the changelog, here’s what it notifies:

【Release Note】
1. Android P upgrade
2. Update Google GMS version
3. Update Google security patch


So the wait is finally over for ZenFone 5 Selfie device users. However, one shouldn’t miss that FOTA updates are usually circulated in batches. And hence the Pie update notification may take time to hit every ZenFone 5 Selfie unit out there.

Moving on, another ZenFone device that is receiving an update – just a monthly security patch though – is the ZenFone 4 Max. Among the ZenFone 4 lineup, the standard ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro received the upgraded Android security patch of July, in the month of July itself.

And now it’s the Max variant which is receiving the July FOTA. The update carries build number 15.2016.1907.519, and apart from the upgraded security patch, it also improves the device’s compatibility with Android Auto. Here’s what the release notes say:

【Release Note】
1. Updated Android security patch to 2019/07/01.
2. Improve android auto compatibility.


Not to miss, the update being FOTA may take time to reach your ZenFone 4 Max units. So keep patience. And just in case you are looking for more Asus-related news, updates, bugs/issues, and other stuff, you may head here.

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