Ten months late, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max finally receives Android Oreo

Ten months late, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max finally receives Android Oreo
Better late than never. At least that's the motto for owners of the Asus ZenFone 4 Max, who have just started to receive Android 8.1 Oreo. The update includes ZenUI 5.0, the latest version of Asus' Android skin. Originally, the update was due to arrive last December when Asus pushed out ZenUI 4.0. With the update to Oreo landing now on the ZenFone 4 Max, it is ten months late.

The software version is 15.2016.1809.412, and since it is arriving OTA, it will be disseminated on a staggered basis. That means it still could be a few days before the update arrives on your unit. But after ten months of waiting, what's a few days more? The Asus ZenFone Max 4 was launched in September 2017, and its claim to fame is the huge 5000mAh battery that powers the phone. Android 7.0 Nougat was pre-installed on the handset when it shipped.

One of the new features that ZenFone 4 Max users will be seeing after updating their phone is picture-in-picture. This will allow users to view videos while continuing to interact with an app running in the background. Notification dots will appear on the icons of apps where there is an unread notification. Speaking of notifications, the update brings notification channels, and also allows users to snooze notifications, and the settings menu has been redesigned to make it easier to find relevant information.

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ZenFone 4 Max
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(40h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. aman5mathur

Posts: 236; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Atleast it did The Honor 8 Indian variant still hasnt recieved it despite such a hype around it. And honor made sure a hoax of this variant receiving oreo was put on the internet to save its repo whereas in reality no one has seen this build being rolled out

2. Chris_ABN

Posts: 171; Member since: May 16, 2018

720p screen? Str8 trash.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3073; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

At least it didn't cost $749.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2099; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Sad! This is why Android has throw away phones...

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3073; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right, because Android smartphone need to have the latest version of Android to be useful. /s

6. lallolu

Posts: 728; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Well, LG V20 was 24 months late to get oreo.

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