Asus said last November that it would upgrade a group of devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But no timeframe for the upgrade rollouts was stated by then. However, we are over three months after the fact, and Asus hasn’t pushed the new operating system to any of its devices.
The good news is, finally we have got a rough timeline. According to a post on the ASUS forums, It will roll out Marshmallow updates during the second quarter of this current year, so from April to June. And the company has also revealed a list of handsets that will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Q2 2016.
List of the Phones That Will Get The Marshmallow Update:
- ZenFone Max ZC550KL
- ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL
- ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML
- PadFone S PF500KL
- ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL,
- ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML and ZE551ML)
- ZenFone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML,
- ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition ZE551ML
- ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG, ZE500KL, ZE550KL, ZE600KL, and ZE601KL).
Asus also noted some of the changes that will happen to the phone’s apps after the software update.
“Google Messenger, Calendar, and Gmail apps will automatically be included with the Android M update. These apps will replace three ZenUI apps—ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar—as the default apps in the Android M version of ZenUI if you restore to factory settings after the update.”
The saying, better late than never seems to aptly sum up the arrival of these upgrades.