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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe gets Android Nougat

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Android phablet gets Nougat update
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Less than two months after the ZenFone 3 handsets received Android 7.0, Asus updates the 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 Deluxe. However, the Nougat update for these devices ends support for the Share Link app, also removing the "ShakeShake" feature.

Yesterday, Asus announced the arrival of the first Android Nougat-based firmware update for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL smartphone/phablet. This 5.5-inch handset arrived last year in August, when it launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.

According to Asus, these are the highlights of the new firmware:

  • Android Marshmallow to Nougat update, including enhanced Doze mode, quick app switching, split-screen mode, customizable Quick Settings, improved notifications, support for more languages, and more
  • Asus Share Link app removed
  • redundant app shortcuts removed from all apps menu, now available in Quick settings or System settings areas (Audio Wizard, Splendid, System update, Flashlight)
  • ZenMotion feature ShakeShake no longer available

In addition to the above, the update no longer supports the PC Suite app, while some live wallpapers that are not compatible with Nougat will be removed after installing the new software.

The update rolls out as we speak and it may take up to a week for all compatible handsets to receive it. To check manually, the user needs to go to Settings>About phone>System update.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 2 (Update: 2017-03-15)