Three ASUS Zenfone 3 Series Welcomes Android Oreo Update! – Old but not forgotten

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Better late than never

Back in August last year, ASUS assured Zenfone users everywhere that they would be rolling out Android Oreo 8.0 updates across both the Zenfone 4 series as well as the Zenfone 3 series. Last week ASUS revealed the dates for the Oreo update for the Zenfone 3 ZE552KL and ZE520KL as well as the Zenfone 4 ZE554KL devices.

Well now ASUS has just announced the dates of when the Android Oreo updates are supposed to roll out for another three devices from the Zenfone 3 lineup and it’s going to be sometime this month! The devices getting the Android Oreo update are the Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL and the Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL.

The FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) Android Oreo updates will start sometime in the middle of the month of March for the Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL. As for the Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL and Zoom ZE553KL, the Android Oreo update will start somewhere at the end of March.

Some of the features you’ll be getting from the Android Oreo update are:

  • Background limits – Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least
  • Autofill – With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed
  • Smart text selection – Android Oreo recognizes text when you tap or select, then recommends a next logical step via a suggested app
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Notification Dots – Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away
  • Android Instant Apps – Use new apps right from your browser, no installation needed
  • A fully redesigned emoji set
  • Adaptive icons for consistent icons
  • Install unknown apps – Hostile downloader apps can’t operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source

The updates will be implemented in stages however so if you haven’t gotten your update notification you can check them manually by going to Settings > About > System Update on your mentioned Zenfone devices. Click here for more information on Android Oreo 8.0 and its features.

Pokdepinion: It’s nice to see ASUS still supporting the Zenfone 3 line with major updates considering the line is already two years old now. Way to show your customers that you care.