Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo, here are all the changes

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo, here are all the changes
Asus confirmed last week that three ZenFone 3 smartphones will receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates in March, but it didn't mention any exact release dates. If you're using an Asus ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone 3 Zoom or ZenFone 3 Deluxe, you should expect to get the Oreo update at some point this week.

In fact, Asus has just announced that the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the first of the three to receive the previously teased update. Keep in mind that the update arrives for the ZS550KL model, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe variant that sports a 5.5-inch display, not the ZS570KL model that includes a slightly larger 5.7-inch screen.

Along with the roll-out announcement, Asus published the update's changelog containing the most important new features and improvements included, which you can find below:

  1. Upgrade to Android O.
  2. Remove third-party App: TripAdvisor, Puffin Browser, and Kindle.
  3. Remove Do It Later, Mini Movie, Quick Memo, PhotoCollage.
  4. Move FM Radio function to quick settings.
  5. After OS upgrade, in order to enter “All Apps” menu, use “swiping up” gesture to do so. Original “All Apps Icon” can be moved or changed. 

According to Asus, it will take about one week for the Android 8.0 Oreo update to reach all ZenFone 3 Deluxe devices, but if you don't get it by then head to Settings / About / System update and try to update manually.

source: Asus via XDA Developers

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ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. civicsr2cool

Posts: 272; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Why cant Sony put these beautiful capacative keys on their phones!????

3. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Most android is now using in screen keys due to google, capacative is quite outdated nowadays.

2. Duncdawg26

Posts: 175; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

But will it make it any smoother?? All reviews said this phone was horribly choppy...

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