[Update: Sept. 23] Asus Android 11 update tracker: Devices that have received the beta/stable OS so far
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on August 21) follows:
Asus ZenFone 7 is the successor to the outgoing ZenFone 6 flagship from 2019, a device sold in India as Asus 6z. The ZenFone 6 had a couple or so interesting things to smile about when it launched back then.
Besides the massive 5,000mAh battery and top-end performance specs and not to mention the price, the phone also rocks one of the most interesting camera setups. The main camera flips into a selfie shooter on the press of a button, promising same-quality photos altogether.
Since there is nothing we can do to improve the hardware the phone comes with, the only other way to get new stuff on the ZenFone 6 is through software updates. And that’s exactly what Asus is doing right now.
To make it a much better device, Asus has now started rolling out a new software update to the ZenFone 6 that bumps the base OS to Android 11. As you may have guessed, this is the beta version, so it will not come to your device the usual way (OTA).
Instead, you must download and install it manually, details of which you can find here.
But what about other Asus devices? For starters, check out if your device is eligible for the official Asus Android 11 update here. And since the official release date for any device is unknown, we are creating this tracker to keep an eye on when Asus devices receive Android 11 update.
Update 1 (September 10)
IST 11:27 am: According to an Asus moderator, the Android 11 update for the ZenFone 6z (ZenFone 6) will bring some features that are present on the newly launched ZenFone 7. For more details, head here.
Update 2 (September 12)
IST 02:30 pm: Going by the latest statement coming from a community moderator, the recruiter’s list is still being prepared and there’s no ETA for how long will it take for those eligible to be notified. Details here.
IST 06:00 pm: A Zentalk moderator has now confirmed that the ZenFone 6 (Asus 6Z) Android 11 update won’t bring bouncy UI effects, force HDR+ feature or change the camera features. Head here for more details.
Apart from that, one of the moderators has also confirmed that ZenUI 7 and Android 11 are being evaluated for the ZenFone 5Z devices. Details here.
Update 3 (September 16)
IST 11:32 am: Asus has begun rolling out the first Android 11 beta update for the Asus ZenFone 6 aka the ZenFone 6Z. The update arrives as version 18.0610.2009.37 and is available to those who successfully registered for the beta program. Head here for more details.
Update 4 (September 18)
IST 02:29 pm: In response to a user’s query regarding the availability of Android 11 on the ZenFone 7, a mod stated that the update for the device is already being planned. This suggests that Asus may be close to releasing the beta for the device. More details here.
Update 5 (September 23)
IST 12:24 pm: New developments suggest that the Android 11 update for the Asus ZenFone 6 (6z) is currently being tested internally and is expected to roll out in the fourth quarter of 2020. Thus, users can expect to see it roll out soon. More details here.
IST 06:49 pm: Asus, via the ZenTalk community form, has announced that the company is now looking for beta testers to test Android 11 on the ZenFone 7. Interested users can apply between September 23, 2020 – October 5, 2020 (CST time).
|Device/Android 11 update||BETA||STABLE||NOTES|
|Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6z)||Released||–||– Recruitment begins
– Recruiters list being prepared, No ETA for release
– Some ZenFone 7 features will be added
– Bouncy UI effects, changed camera features & force HDR+ not on cards
– Stable update expected in Q4, 2020 – NEW
|Asus ZenFone 7||–||–||– Beta coming soon
– Beta recruitment begins – NEW
The table above will be updated regularly to reflect the latest developments around Asus Android 11 update, be it the beta version, the stable version or even something related to new features and bugs, among others.
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