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Asus ZenFone 3 gets Android Nougat

Asus ZenFone 3 Android smartphone now gets Nougat update
Asus ZenFone 3
The new firmware only rolls out to users of the 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 handsets in the Philippines for now, but global availability is expected to follow in the days to come.

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Although Asus handsets were never the first ones to receive updates, it is always great to see them get the new firmware eventually, even if this happens late. This time, the ZenFone 3 is right on track, since there are quite a few recently released flagships and mid-rangers from other brands still stuck with Marshmallow.

Asus ZenFone 3 arrived less than a year ago, but shipped with Android Marshmallow on board. Now, Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to the 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch variants, but only in the Philippines. Fortunately, other areas are expected to get the new software soon. The list of new features delivered by Android Nougat is quite long, including an improved Doze mode, multi-window support, direct replies to notifications, Daydream VR support, as well as the usual tweaks, fixes, and security patches that come with every Android update.

Both models updated, dubbed ZE520KL and ZE552KL, are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, having a 16 MP primary camera, a fingerprint scanner, up to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, all drawing power from a 3,000 mAh battery.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 9 (Update: 2017-01- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.