[Update: Nov. 25] 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 21)
IST 12:16 pm: New developments indicate that Asus will kick-start the Android 11 beta program for the Asus ROG Phone 3 today. Head here to check out all the details.
Update 27 (January 30)
IST 07:00 pm: Asus appears to have kick-started the recruitment for ROG Phone 3 users who wish to try out Android 11 on their devices via the beta program. More details here.
Update 28 (February 03)
IST 06:11 pm: According to reports just coming in, Asus has plans to roll out the stable Android 11 update for ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro users after Chinese New Year celebrations. Details here.
Update 29 (February 04)
IST 03:21 pm: Asus is allegedly still evaluating whether or not to upgrade the ZenFone 5Z to the latest Android 11 OS. Details here.
Update 30 (February 26)
IST 04:50 pm: Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro users have glad tidings coming their way as the company may release stable Android 11 in March, says a forum moderator. The update was postponed due to a bug and teams are already on it.
Update 31 (March 01)
IST 06:10 pm: Asus seems to be prioritizing ROG Phone 5’s launch over ROG Phone 3’s Android 11 update. The company is still working on the beta program for the device, says a forum moderator. Head here to check out the complete coverage.
Update 32 (March 11)
IST 02:10 pm: Asus forum moderator has revealed that a timeline for Asus Rog Phone 3 Android 11 update will soon be shared with the users. Head here to learn more about it.
Update 33 (March 17)
IST 04:10 pm: Asus ZenFone 7 may very soon receive the stable Android 11 update as the ongoing bugs have been resolved with a beta update. The forum moderator hints at an imminent release. Read more about it here.
Update 34 (March 24)
IST 02:36 pm: The Android 11 update is now rolling out to Asus ROG 3 beta testers. For more details, check this out.
Update 35 (March 26)
IST 09:21 pm: Asus ZenFone 7 series users’ long wait has finally come to an end as stable Android 11 is out in Taiwan. Global variants to follow very soon. Head here to know more.
Update 36 (April 09)
IST 10:25 am: Days after bagging its first beta, Asus ROG Phone 3 is now receiving its second Android 11 beta update thus indicating the stable update is still away.
Update 37 (April 15)
IST 06:30 pm: Asus has announced that it has begun rolling out Android 11 for the ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro in Japan. The update bears the software version WW_188.8.131.52 and weighs around 1.1 GB.
Update 38 (April 28)
IST 04:28 pm: A forum moderator has revealed that the Android 11 builds released for Asus ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro weren’t exactly stable and had bugs. Asus has halted the wider rollout of this update. It will roll out as soon as these bugs are fixed.
Update 39 (June 01)
IST 02:28 pm: Asus ROG Phone 2 may get Android 11 but it is still under evaluation with no ETA as to when the final call will be taken, says a mod.
Update 40 (June 08)
IST 10:14 am: Popular custom ROM, LineageOS, has just added official support for the Asus ROG Phone 2 for the Android 11-based LineageOS 18.1. This means users can flash this custom ROM and enjoy regular updates. More on that here.
Update 41 (July 21)
IST 10:27 am: Finally, Asus is rolling out stable Android 11 to users of the ROG Phone 3. Below is that update’s changelog.
– Upgrade system to Android 11
– Some 3rd party apps are not yet compatible with Android 11
– Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 11. If you want to downgrade your device’s software version to Android 10 by official software package, it will erase all data from your device’s internal storage.
– Introduced new ZenUI design
– Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps
– Support one-time permissions, improved scoped storage, and auto revoke app permission
– Support to keep Bluetooth connection when airplane mode is activated
– Adjusted notification tray to Android 11 design. Support notification conversations
– Classic style of power button menu supports device control and Google Pay in Android 11
– Updated Style、Auto switch in System color scheme, advanced options for back gesture settings, and SIM card settings. Removed previous ASUS – – One-hand mode.
– Added Notification history and Bubbles settings
– Integrated PowerMaster features in Mobile Manager into Battery Settings
– Added PowerMaster functions in battery settings, such as slow charging、select charging limit、custom battery modes、Hibernate apps settings, and so on.
– Adjusted the Quick Settings panel design. Support media control function. Added Nearby Share tiles (Need to add manually).
– Added lock task, screenshot, share options after long pressing the app icon of the task in recent apps screen.
– Adjusted Calculator design to the latest Android style.
– Added “Show blocked calls in call log” option in Call log Settings of ASUS Phone
– Adjusted the size of status bar icons to keep visual consistency
– Added setting alarm by date and group alarm features in Clock
– Support new editing page in Gallery app
– Adjusted to new screenshot and screen recorder folders to fulfill Android 11 requirement
– Updated the default selection logic of data category in Data Transfer
– Adjusted the pages in Setup wizard
– Adjusted options and update mechanism in system update setting
Update 42 (July 28)
Update 43 (November 25)
IST 10:45 am: Finally, Asus is pushing out Stable Android 11 to users of the ROG Phone 2 to eligible devices starting with China.
|Device/Android 11 update||BETA||STABLE||NOTES|
|Asus ZenFone 6 (aka Asus 6z)||Released||Released||– Over a dozen beta updates rolled out
– Stable version available in multiple regions
|Asus ZenFone 7||Released||Released||– Beta rollout begins
– Stable update rolling out
– Stable update halted
|Asus ZenFone 7 Pro||Released||Released||– Beta rollout begins
– Stable update rolling out
– Stable update halted
|Asus ROG Phone 3||Released||Rolling out|
|Asus ZenFone 5Z||—||—||– Android 11 & ZenUI 7 under evaluation|
|Device/Android 11 update||BETA||STABLE||NOTES|
|Asus ROG Phone 2||–||Released||– Under evaluation, no ETA
– LineageOS 18.1 official support
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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