Asus ZenFone Zoom and ZenFone Selfie get Android Marshmallow
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.