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Asus ZenFone 3 Laser finally gets Android Nougat

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser launch event, this Android smartphone gets first Nougat update
Asus ZenFone 3 Laser launch
Although we heard about the arrival of the first Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 Laser smartphone back in January, this handset gets Android 7.0 only now. The list of changes also includes the removal of ZenMotion and Shake Shake.
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Asus released many ZenFone 3 handsets, and a few of them already received Android 7.0 Nougat. However, although they confirmed the arrival of Nougat for this lineup back in January, there are still a few models that have to be updated. ZenFone 3 Laser is the latest one to get the update, and the new firmware rolls out to these handsets as we speak.

According to Asus, the update version is 20.40.8.58, and these are the main changes it brings:

  • FET VoLTE and VoWiFi enabled
  • Share Link removed as it does not work properly on Nougat
  • redundant app shortcuts removed from all apps menu (Splendid, Flashlight, Audio Wizard, System update)
  • Shake Shake removed from ZenMotion
  • multiple page support for Quick Settings
  • live wallpapers incompatible with Nougat removed

In addition to the above, various tweaks and fixes should also be present, as well as the well-known changes that come when upgrading from Marshmallow to Nougat. Asus says the autopush needs about one week to complete, so those who did not get the update notification yet should wait some more or just go to Settings>About>System Update to check manually.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5456 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-20 (Update: 2017-04-20)