Asus ZenFone Max and ZenFone 2 Laser receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates

Asus ZenFone Max and ZenFone 2 Laser receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates
Earlier this year, Asus promised that some of its smartphones would be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow before the end of the second quarter (aka the end of June). Well, we're happy to inform you that three ZenFone handsets are already getting their Marshmallow updates over the air. We're talking about the ZenFone 2 Laser 5-inch (model number ZE500KL), ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5-inch (model number ZE550KL), and ZenFone Max (model number ZC550KL).

Not only that the update brings all the features included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it also removes some pre-installed apps (you can call that bloatware), including Asus Email, Asus Messenger, and Asus Calendar. As always, you can manually check if there's any update for your ZenFone by going to Settings -> About -> System updates.

In the near future, the following Asus devices should also be updated to Marshmallow:

  • Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML, ZE551ML)
  • Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML)
  • Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition (ZE551ML)
  • Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG, ZE551KL, ZE600KL, ZE601KL)
  • Asus ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)
  • Asus ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML)
  • Asus PadFone S (PF500KL)
You can find more details about Asus' latest software updates over at the official ZenTalk forums (see the source links below).

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ZenFone Max
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(37.63h talk time)
ZenFone 2 Laser (US)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. T-Dizzle

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Excited for the ZenFone 2 update so needed X86 info can be incorporated into CM13.

2. jsdechavez

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Phonearena, could you please redo the battery tests for the Zenfone Max after the update? Thanks.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

isnt they release it for ZF2Laser 3 weeks ago? btw it removes 20+ bloatware

4. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

3 weeks ago was zenfone 2 laser ze500kl 550kl just got the update

5. kaennox

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

Can anyone tell me if the Zenfone Max has any performance issues or bugs? Don't wanna f*ck up mu phone.

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Hey ***king Asus!!!!! The flagship zenfone 2 is not yet updated to marshmallow. I've used Zenfone 5 and now Zenfone 2 but your update is too slow that Android N is nearby. This is the last Asus phone that I'll be using. Sincerely, Your pi**ed off customer.

7. WoofedUp

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 23, 2015

Dude, relax. They told that it would be somewhere in Q2. It hasn't finished yet. + we have different architecture (x86-64 CPUs) so they have to finish different version of their ZenUI OS.

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