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Original story (published on June 11, 2020) follows:

Asus has over the last couple or so years made its presence felt in the fiercely competitive smartphone market by offering some eye-catching smartphones in the ZenFone and ROG series.

Last year’s ZenFone 6 aka Asus 6z perhaps remains to be one of the most innovative smartphones to date thanks to its camera technology. The Taiwanese company has also taken its place at the helm of gaming phones with the ROG Phone series.

Things aren’t bad either in the entry-level segment where the ZenFone Max Pro series is doing relatively fine. However, things might not as good as fans would like on this end, more so when Android OS updates come into play.

max pro m1 and m2

The company hasn’t provided the much-anticipated Android 10 OS updates to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 handsets and users are not happy about it.

Reports suggest the rollout could begin in mid-June, but that won’t be the first time such a statement has come from Asus support guys.

In addition to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and M2, Asus Android 10 update is also coming to the likes of ZenFone 5, ZenFone Max M2, ZenFone Live L1, ZenFone Live L2, and the ROG Phone as well, although the latter is still speculative.

We will continuously update the table below whenever an Asus device picks up a beta or stable update to Android 10.

Device/Android 10 update BETA STABLE
Asus 6z/ZenFone 6 Released
ZenFone 5Z Released
ROG Phone II Released
ZenFone 5 Released Coming soon
ZenFone Max Pro M1 Released Coming soon
Device/Android 10 update BETA STABLE
ZenFone Max Pro M2 Released Coming soon
ZenFone Max M1 Released (AOSP) Coming soon
ZenFone Max M2 Released Coming soon
ZenFone Lite L1/Live L1 Released Coming soon
ZenFone Live L2 Released Coming soon

NOTE: We’ve compiled a comprehensive picture of all the requested features, and bugs/issues reported or acknowledged since the Android 10 beta was released for the ZenFone Max Pro and non-Pro lineup.

If interested in details about the official Asus Android 11 update and the devices likely to receive the software, route here.

Update 1 (June 19, 2020)

According to unconfirmed reports, Asus has started rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the ZenFone 5. We will update the list above once we have concrete proof. Find the full story here.

Update: Turns out this was just another beta update. See the full story here.

Update 2 (July 3, 2020)

Yet another beta update is rolling out to ZenFone Max Pro M1 units on Android 10 AOSP. See the full story here.

Update 3 (August 28, 2020)

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 users on latest Android 10 Beta 3 are experiencing issues with the device’s audio output. According to several users, the beta update broke the earphone sound quality resulting in no bass on their device.

In response, a Zentalk moderator has today confirmed that a fix to the bug along with other reported issues will be resolved in the upcoming update. Read the entire story here.

Update 4 (September 01, 2020)

IST: 03:10 pm: Asus ZenFone Max M2 & ZenFone Max M1 have been long awaiting the Android 10 update. This delay has resulted in a frustrated user base which has now taken to Twitter asking for the status of the update. Responding to the users, Asus India asked to patiently wait for the update to arrive. See the full story here.

Update 5 (September 05)

For those of you who’ve been waiting for the arrival of native video calling support on Asus ZenFone Max M2 with the Android 10 update, here is what you should know.

Update 6 (September 08)

In response to a user’s complaint regarding the touch response issue on the ZenFone Max Pro M2 running on Android 9 Pie, an Asus moderator has stated that the issue could be fixed with the update to Android 10. Head here for more details.

Update 7 (September 10)

IST: 04:14 pm: We have rounded up all the details regarding bugs and issues on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 running the Android 10 beta as well as the features that will be added or dropped in the stable Android 10 update for the devices. Head here to know more.

Update 8 (September 11)

IST:01:25 pm: The wait for Android 10 is still on as Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Max Pro M2 and Max M2 devices are now picking up the September update. Complete coverage here.

Update 9 (September 21)

IST:01:50 pm: Asus has begun rolling out the Android 10 beta 3 and beta 4 updates for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max Pro M1 respectively. The new updates bring along a bunch of bug fixes for the two devices. To know all about it, head here.

Update 10 (September 28)

IST:03:22 pm: The Android 10 beta 3 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 seems to have brought along similar audio issues to those that were present on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 prior to the beta 4 update.

Asus has already acknowledged the issue and will release an update to fix it soon. Full story here.

Update 11 (October 01)

IST 03:40 pm: After installing the recently released Android 10 beta 4 update, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 users are reporting poor Wi-Fi & call disconnection tone issues. What’s good is that the matter has been reported to the concerned team.

Update 12 (October 20)

IST 06:13 pm: Unfortunately, it appears that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will not get carrier aggregation support even with the update to Android 10. See more details here.

Update 13 (December 15)

IST 05:48 pm: According to the latest information shared by Asus, the company does not have any plans to release the Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 anytime soon. Check out more details here.

Update 13 (December 21)

IST 12:16 pm: Asus has released the fourth Android 10 beta update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 which has been under beta testing for quite some time now. This time, the update brings along the December security patch. Full coverage here.

Update 14 (December 23)

IST 10:09 am: After months long wait, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 gets yet another Android 10 beta update along with the December security patch. Head over here to know more about the Android 10 update for the device in question.

Update 15 (January 07, 2021)

IST 07:02 pm: A ZenTalk community moderator has recently confirmed that the Android 10 update is not on the cards for Asus ROG Phone. Find out all the details by heading over here.

Update 16 (April 03, 2021)

IST 06:18 pm: Android 10 update for the Asus ZenFone Max series has been shelved, device owners no longer have update support either. Head here to know more.

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