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Asus ZenFone Zoom and ZenFone Selfie get Android Marshmallow

Asus ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML Android smartphone gets Marshmallow
Asus ZenFone Zoom
These two handsets get Marshmallow after ZenFone Laser and ZenFone Max that got it in May and June, although Android 6.0 has been around for no less than eight months.
Codrut Nistor,

Asus was never fast in delivering software and driver updates for its video cards, motherboards, sound cards, or laptops, and it seems that its handsets get the same treatment. Although Android Marshmallow was released eight months ago, only two Asus smartphones got it so far - ZenFone Laser in May, and ZenFone Max in June. Now, the time has come for two more handsets to get the Marshmallow treatment, namely ZenFone Zoom and ZenFone Selfie.

According to the ZenTalk forums, Asus has decided to remove an impressive amount of bloatware from both devices. ZenFone Zoom drops Asus Backup, Google Play Books, Newsstand, Games, Google+, as well as ZenFlash. Those people who need them can still grab them from the Google Play Store, of course. ZenFone Selfie will drop even more apps after the update, including Mirror, Asus MyFrame, Omlet, Party Link, and so on.

In addition to the above, the update delivers the usual Marshmallow highlights - Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, granular app permissions, as well as minor tweaks, fixes, and the latest security updates.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-07- 4 (Update: 2016-07- 4)
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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.