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The Asus ZenFone 5z officially gets upgraded to Android 10

The Asus Zenfone 5z. (Source: Asus)
The Asus Zenfone 5z. (Source: Asus)
Recently, Asus released an Android 10 beta for the ZenFone 5z. Now, the phone has a stable build that will be rolled out to users in general. This update adds a dark theme and a more streamlined UI to the 2018 flagship.

The Asus Zenfone 6 series has recently been updated to a stable version of Android 10. Now, their predecessor the 5z has done the same. This new OS reveals that Asus is migrating toward more stock-like features for its mobile device UI.

Asus has announced this new upgrade via its ZenTalk forum for the Zenfone 5z (or ZS620KL). The update, known as ZenUI 6 v100.04.44.98, results in a paring-away of the custom software features (or, as some might call them, "bloatware") from this skin.

They include OEM-developed options such as Selfie Master, Beauty Live, weather-related animations, Kids Mode, AI charging and WebStorage. It also removes an option to integrate Yandex Cloud into the Zenfone 5z's file manager and the ability to set up dual apps for games such as PUBG.

Of course, the new version of ZenUI also adds various Android 10-specific features to the 2018 ZenFone. They include a dark theme and updated navigation methods. Asus has noted that it is being pushed to its target device according to "different serial numbers by batches". Therefore, its roll-out might be somewhat gradual; however, all Zenfone 5z users should be able to install it shortly.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11-28 (Update: 2019-11-28)