Asus ZenFone 4 Pro getting Android 8.0 Oreo update by the second half of the year. ZenFone 4 Pro is the latest addition to the Asus’ list of smartphones that was initially launched with Android Nougat.
However, Asus has already pushed the update to some of its previous smartphones earlier. The Android update will be rolled out via a FOTA (firmware-over-the-air) update.
ASUS ZenTalk Forum Moderator and Senior Community Specialist nikkojamesreducto announced that the rollout will take around a week to reach all the ZenFone 4 Pro (ZS551KL model) devices globally.
However, interested users can manually check for the update by going to the “Settings” menu, then choosing “About”, and finally selecting “System Update.” The update brings hardware build version V15.0410.1802.34.
In addition to the Android Oreo’s new features, there is an improvement in power consumption, better UI, new ‘long screenshot’ function, and more.
Various features were described in the Oreo update, such as Background limits, Smart text selection, Picture-in-Picture mode, and Autofill. Similarly, the new update also includes fully redesigned emoji set, easier installation for unknown apps, with Android Instant App support, and adaptive icons.
Cast function has been replaced by PlayTo and the launcher has received some essential changes including the ability to swipe up to all apps.
Asus says the update will deliver many more improvements besides the ones revealed in the changelog.
The report says an Android update will come in at over 600MB and can be as high as 1.5GB or more, so to avoid data overages, you can download the file over a Wi-Fi connection.