These are rather confusing times for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 users. The device owners have been eagerly awaiting an Android 10 build for their device for months now but all they have been getting are the runarounds.

There were reports that Android 10 for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 would be rolled out to the devices somewhere in mid-May seeing as the update had been postponed due to poor test results.

There have been many subsequent reports surrounding the said update since. Most recently, we heard that Android 10 AOSP Software Image developer Version for WW SKU, Android 10 AOSP developer version is available for this device.

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Asus ZenFone Max M1

This AOSP developer version of Android 10 for this device had earlier been leaked well before it was officially available.

Today, ASUS is pushing out yet another update to the Asus ZenFone Max M1. This time, this build bears the software version number 17.2017.2004.424. To recall, we recently saw Asus support referring to the v.424 update as a stable one, the rollout for which was set to kick-start on May 06.

The update brings an updated security patch and packs quite a number of improvements and enhancements for the Max Pro M1. Some of these changes are highlighted in the following update changelog.

-Updated Android security patch
-Fixed fingerprint cannot be set issue
-Fixed latest Android P image cannot upgrade to Android 10 issue
-Fixed user can’t hear low frequency sounds issue
-Fixed fast charging not working issue
-Fixed Arena of Valor without high frame rate mode issue
-Improved sound quality at Media and notification sounds
-Fixed Netflix no HD (widevine L3) issue
-Fixed lock screen wallpaper issue if user sets different pictures for the wallpaper lock screen, and double-click to wake up
-Fixed text display issue of APP name

This changelog states that this update brings with it an updated Android security patch. While it does not indicate which month’s update this one is, we presume that it is for the month of May since the device already runs the April 2020 patch.

All things considered, this update feels like the precursor to the official Android 10 update for this ASUS ZenFone Max M1. The numerous bug fixes could be laying down the groundwork for a more stable release of Android 10.

It remains unclear when exactly the Android 10 update will roll out to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 but all signs indicate that it might not be too far off.

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