[Update: Jan. 15] 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).
Update 6 (October 07)
IST 04:17 pm: New developments suggest that Asus has begun rolling out the second Android 11 beta update for the ZenFone 6. This update is available as version 18.0610.2009.63. More details here.
Update 7 (October 14)
IST 04:14 pm: A new report suggests that Asus has begun rolling out the first public Android 11 beta update for the ZenFone 7 Pro as version 30.04.31.30. More details here.
Update 8 (October 16)
IST 05:11 pm: According to new reports, it appears that Asus has released the Android 11 Beta 3 and Beta 4 updates for the Asus ZenFone 6 over the past few days. To know more, head here.
Update 9 (October 22)
IST 04:45 pm: Apparently, Asus has decided to add CTS certification with upcoming Android 11 beta builds for the ZenFone 6 in order to offer beta testers a better user experience. Thus, users may be able to use banking apps while on the beta firmware too. Full story here.
Update 10 (October 31)
IST 11:53 am: Asus has rolled out a new beta update for the ZenFone 6. It is available to beta testers as version 18.0610.2010.85 and brings a few bug fixes to the device. Head here to know more.
Update 11 (November 12)
IST 10:38 am: It seems that Asus has released a new update for the Asus ZenFone 6Z. It bears the software version 18.0610.2010.92 and is supposedly the beta 8 update. More info here.
Update 12 (November 18)
IST 11:45 am: The Android 11 beta 9 update for the Asus ZenFone 6Z/ZenFone 6 is now available as version 18.0610.2010.95. It brings a few fixes and also improves system stability.
Update 13 (November 27)
IST 05:35 pm: Asus has rolled out the 10th Android 11 beta update for the ZenFone 6/6Z. It bears the software version 18.0610.2010.98 and brings only 1 fix. Head here to know more.
Update 14 (December 03)
IST 10:35 am: The Android 11 beta 11 update has been released for the Asus ZenFone 6, aka ZenFone 6Z. It comes with the software version 18.0610.2010.100 and brings a couple of fixes. Head here to know more.
IST 04:40 pm: Unlike the original ROG Phone which received only one major OS update, it has now surfaced that both ROG Phone 2 and ROG Phone 3 may get the second OS update as well. Head here for a detailed coverage.
Update 15 (December 09)
IST 10:12 am: Asus ZenFone 6/6Z users who are part of the Android 11 beta program are receiving a new software update as version 18.0610.2010.102. It brings a fix for a bug that caused the fingerprint sensor to stop working.
Update 16 (December 10)
IST 03:12 pm: It’s now coming to light that the devs may have located the fix for the issue that was delaying the Android 11 release on the ZenFone 6 devices. So one can expect the it soon if nothing else goes wrong. Head here for the detailed coverage.
Update 17 (December 16)
IST 11:25 am: Asus has released the 13th Android 11-based beta update for the Asus ZenFone 6, aka ZenFone 6Z. It bears the software version 18.0610.2010.103 and brings a couple of bug fixes. More details here.
Update 18 (December 18)
Update 19 (December 22)
IST 10:51 am: Another Android 11 update has arrived for Asus 6Z (aka Asus ZenFone 6) which appears to be the 14th beta version. The 99.39MB update brings a couple of changes to the device in question. Check out this story to know more about the Asus 6Z Android 11 update.
Update 20 (December 29)
IST 11:27 am: Asus 6Z (aka Asus ZenFone 6) is finally getting the stable Android 11 update as version 18.0610.2011.107. More details about the stable version of the latest OS update can be found here.
Update 21 (December 30)
IST 04:28 am: The stable Android 11 update for Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6Z) is now live in the US. Head over here for the download link and more details about the latest OS update for the device in question.
Update 22 (January 05, 2021)
IST 05:57 pm: The global, Russian, European, and Indian Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6Z) units have now received the stable Android 11 update. More details about the stable version of the latest OS update for the said device can found here.
Update 23 (January 09)
IST 05:00 pm: There is a new development pointing towards the fact that the Android 11 update for the Asus ROG Phone 3 is about to commence. A few users reported that they got a notification about beta testing on their devices. Read on through this link.
Update 24 (January 12)
IST 11:35 am: Going by the latest information shared by a community moderator, the Android 11 Open beta program for Asus ROG Phone 3 is currently under works.
Update 25 (January 14)
IST 01:25 pm: The Japanese Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6Z) variant is now getting the stable Android 11 update. Find out more details about the latest OS update for the device in question by heading over here.
Update 26 (January 15)
IST 05:10 pm: Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6Z) is getting a new incremental update based on Android 11 as version 18.0610.2101.127. The latest update offers numerous bug-fixes and more, check out the full coverage here.
|Device/Android 11 update||BETA||STABLE||NOTES|
|Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6z)||Released, Beta 2, Beta 3, Beta 4, Beta 5, Beta 8, Beta 9, Beta 10, Beta 11, Beta 12, Beta 13||– Expected soon
– Released (Multiple regions)
|– 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
– Stable expected before January 2021
|Asus ZenFone 7||–||–||– Beta coming soon
– Beta recruitment begins
|Asus ZenFone 7 Pro||Released||–||–|
|Asus ROG Phone 3||–||–||–Beta program expected|
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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