[Update: Rolling out now] Asus ZenFone 7 & 7 Pro Android 11 stable update coming shortly after Chinese New Year 2021, says forum mod
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on February 3, 2021) follows:
Asus ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro users were a little disappointed when the duo only managed to receive January security patch in a recent update.
At a time when many device owners were looking forward to the release of stable Android 11 update, such disappointment is understandable.
The devices have been testing the new OS for weeks now following the release of the first beta in mid-October 2020. This build arrived a month after the older ZenFone 6 aka Asus 6z bagged a similar update.
But unlike its predecessor, the ZenFone 7 duo wasn’t treated to multiple beta builds. To be precise, the ZenFone 6 got over a dozen Android 11 beta updates during its testing phase.
Going by the latest developments, though, it doesn’t look like the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro will be facing the same fate. In fact, it looks like the stable Android 11 update for the duo could be around the corner.
A11 is coming soon
Chiming into a conversation on the ZenTalk forums regarding the availability of Android 11 update for the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro, a moderator notes that users can expect it soon.
To be a little more specific, the mod says the stable Android 11 update for the ZenFone 7 duo can be expected soon after the Chinese New Year celebrations come to an end.
First we’re going to wait for Chinese new year and then hopefully it will launch shortly after that unless we find some major bug that needs to get fixed first.
As noted by the mod, this imminent rollout of the new OS depends on whether devs will find new bugs in the current firmware or not. Hopefully, all goes according to plan.
For those still in the dark, the Chinese New Year celebrations are slated for February 12, so ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro owners can expect the stable update to Android 11 somewhere mid this month going forward.
The update to Android 11 is the first for the ZenFone 7 duo following their launch with Android 10 pre-installed. Going by Asus software update policy, these two are still in line for an update to Android 12.
For an early dive into what Android 12 has in store, check out this coverage. You may also keep an eye on our Asus Android 11 update tracker to know when your device bags the new OS.
Update 1 (February 26, 2021)
Asus seems to have missed its Chinese New Year deadline due to a bug. A forum moderator believes the update will start rolling out as early as March after fixing the bug. Asus Zenfone 7 series users, time to mark the calendars for the Android 11 update.
Update 2 (March 17, 2021)
The ongoing issue has been fixed and a beta update is rolling out for the Asus ZenFone 7. This takes the device one step closer to the stable Android 11 update. More on that here.
Update 3 (March 26, 2021)
The much-awaited Android 11 stable update is now out for Asus ZenFone 7 and Asus ZenFone 7 Pro users. Head here to know more.
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