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

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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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posted on 08 Jun 2016, 15:56

1. T-Dizzle (Posts: 142; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)

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

posted on 08 Jun 2016, 18:21

2. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 08 Jun 2016, 22:51

3. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 08 Jun 2016, 23:42

4. aznhachi (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Apr 2016)

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

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 00:05

5. kaennox (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 2016)

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

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 02:53

6. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

Your pi**ed off customer.

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 11:15

7. WoofedUp (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Nov 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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