There’s good news for users of the ZenFone 2 smartphone from Asus. The company is finally pushing out the much-awaited update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow for this handset. This comes barely a week after Google announced the release of their Nougat 7 operating system. Asus has launched the update for the ZE551ML and SE55ML models of their ZenFone 2.The Taiwan-based company confirmed that both ZenFone 2 and its Zenfone 2 Deluxe models would benefit from Marshmallow way back in November 2015. Other devices that were named in this promise ZenFone 2 Selfie, PadFone S and ZenFone 2 Laser.The manufacturer also provided an update for the ZenFone 2 Laser device in May this year. There just was no Marshmallow update for ZenFone 2 even after the company said the update would be coming before the second quarter of 2016.The changelog for the ZenFone 2 device shows that the firmware bears version number 126.96.36.199. Users are going to get the update OTA (Over the Air). It will bring some significant new apps to the handset, including Google Messenger, Instagram, Google Calendar, Facebook and Facebook Messenger.After installing the update, users of the ZenFone will also as much as 21 total pre-installed apps removed from their phone. These include Jawbone UP, Google Play Books, Google+, Asus Backup, Data Transfer, party Link and TripAdvisor, among many others. Post-the-update, users will get support for Multi-user or SnapView. The software update will also include tons of other features that Marshmallow brings across the board.Asus has also offered some advice for users downloading this software update; they should shift apps to the internal storage since the update doesn’t work on APP2SD. It’s also recommendable to remove Asus Messaging and Asus Calendar.Owners of the ZenFone 2 can manually download the update directly from the manufacturer’s website. They could also wait to get the usual notification on their device.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool