Asus ZenFone 5Z to get Android 9.0 Pie update in January 2019, ZenFone Max Pro M1 to get it soon

Asus ZenFone 5Z users will start receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update in January. Here's what you need to know

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Asus ZenFone 5Z is set to get the Android Pie update soon

Asus has confirmed that it will be rolling out the latest Android 9.0 Pie update for its ZenFone 5 series smartphones. As of now, the update has been promised only for the Asus ZenFone 5Z. The users can expect the update by the end of January 2019. Asus will be rolling out the update via an OTA.

The update will bring the latest Android security patch alongside the latest version of Google's Android operating system. Android 9.0 Pie will bring features like gesture-based navigation, Digital Wellbeing, app actions, slices and much more. It will also offer a boost in the performance of the device. Asus might as well bring a few UI changes with the update to its ZenUI.

How to install the FOTA update?

  • Once the update is available, a notification will arrive.
  • Tap on the notification to download the update.
  • Once the download is complete, hit Install Now

The device will restart twice during the update. Do note that the phone should have more than 60 percent charge and users will not be able to use the device during the update process.

Also Read: Google Android Pie rollout schedule: OnePlus, Nokia, Realme and other smartphones

In case you want to check for the update manually, head over to Settings > System > System Updates and tap on Check for Updates.

After the successful rollout of Android Pie update for the ZenFone 5Z, the company will start working on the update for its mid-range smartphones, which includes the more popular ZenFone Max Pro M1.


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