Asus releases its final Android 12 release schedule for ZenFones and ROG Phones
Asus has now announced a schedule for when it will start to update its smartphones to a stable build of Android 12, and which devices will get this major upgrade. This process will start in 2021 - albeit in the last month of the year, with its current ZenFone 8 flagship.
It will be joined by its mechanical-camera sibling the 8 Flip, which might be a relief for many of its owners as this larger, more classically ZenFone variant was initially left out of Asus' beta program for ZenUI 8 based on the latest version of Android. The 8 series will be followed by the ZenFone 7 in the first half of 2022 - and that's all Asus would say about its line so far.
The OEM's 'other', gaming flagship smartphone series will also start to get Android 12 - however, this roll-out is current projected to start between January 1 and March 31 of 2022. This window applies to the ROG Phone 5 and 5s only, to be joined by their predecessor the 3 only, which will see an OTA for such a major upgrade at any time until the end of June 2022.
This announcement will probably start to be over-taken by a slew of others from many more Android OEMs shortly. It will be interesting to see how the frequency, volume and number of devices involved will compare to those of Asus.
Asus Press Release