Asus ZenFone gets Android 4.4 KitKat

Asus ZenFone gets Android 4.4 KitKat
Asus ZenFone users will be happy to know that there is a new firmware update rolling out, which upgrades their system to Android 4.4 KitKat. Well, so far, the upgrade is only relevant for the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 5, while the biggest of the trio – the ZenFone 6 – only has a small update, addressing system stability improvements. We suspect that it will be getting some KitKat goodness soon, as there doesn't seem to be a reason for Asus to skip it.

The new firmware brings improvements to Miracast's compatibility and some new functions, such as a Do Not Disturb Mode; Call Guard (Chinese and Taiwanese models only); full dual SIM standby (for dual SIM models); filter effects for videos; and "Reply via Call-in SIM card " - a function that will, supposedly, automatically pick the right SIM card to make the call with, though, not much information is given.

Asus warns that downloading the incorrect firmware for your device may cause a system failure. To check the exact model number of their ZenFone, one must go to Settings -> About -> Model number. You can download the proper firmware for your device from the linked page in the source below.

And do let us know how you like KitKat on your ZenFone!

Download new firmware: Asus Support Page



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ZenFone 4 (A400CG)
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1200 mAh
ZenFone 5 (A502CG)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2110 mAh

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5 Comments

1. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

asus phones are ugly, their mobo's, monitors, Gpu, gaming laptops are well designed... they should focus more on their design team on phones...

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, Padfone Infinity is sexy as hell and still one of better lloking devices. It's basically iPhone and M7 mash up but still great.

4. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I searched for it, yep, it is sexy, but, not enough, i would love to see them come up a true flagship with amazing design, they can continue with the design language of padphone, but i don't like the shape of their phone, looks galaxy "S"hit series, very generic on front. IMO. i'm squarish type of person, with fluidity feel, like nokia n9 and 930, 830, iphone 5s, huawei p7, lg g3, sony z1,2,3 and their compacts. I don't have issue of borrowing a design or what most people say is "copying", like huawei and Xiaomi is accused of, i don't care, as long they are beautiful in my eyes. I will love it. it is all my preference tho. :p

3. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

wrong reply

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I hope for a better screen to phone ratio. Next purchase should have at least 78%

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