Asus delays Android Lollipop updates for the 2014 ZenFone series, PadFone S, and PadFone Infinity 2

Asus delays Android Lollipop updates for the 2014 ZenFone series, PadFone S, and PadFone Infinity 2
While Asus is currently focusing on promoting the ZenFone 2 series, it didn't forget about last year's ZenFone line-up, which includes the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6. The company is working to bring Android Lollipop to all three handsets, but it "found some issues" that are delaying the update rollout (which was supposed to arrive in April, and then in mid-May).

Right now, Asus says that the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6 (pictured below) will be updated "as soon as possible", but it can't provide a specific time frame for this.

Other two Asus devices that will eventually get Android Lollipop are the PadFone S and the latest PadFone Infinity, aka PadFone Infinity 2. Once again, Asus can't say exactly when these will get Lollipop, noting that the update plan for the Infinity 2 had to be postponed "due to limitation of the processor." In the meantime, the PadFone Infinity 2 should receive some updates based on Android KitKat.

Do you have any of the Asus devices mentioned above?


source: Asus forums via GSM Arena

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8 Comments

1. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I know this may be my imagination, but it seems that more OEM's are having trouble updating to Lollipop than any other update in recent memory. Or maybe they're just making more admissions to delays than just ignoring inquiries like in the past.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Lollipop is the sh!++iest Android jpdate ever. Too much issues came with it and I wont consider getting a Lollipop phone unless Google fixes the issues.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

i disagree. If that is true then Asus Zenfone 2 should be on KitKat. I personally have two older devices that was upgraded from KitKat, Sansung Note 3 and Note Pro 12.2. Those two devices has are every bit better on Lolipop compare to when they are on Kitkat. Better photo image clarity in night shoot, better mulitasking feature. They reason why Zenfone 1 is not getting Lolipop sooner is because it does not serve their purpose in selling more phones. period.

7. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

The Zenfone will be the first x86 phone that runs Lollipop. It must be hard since there's architecture difference compared to normal ARM phones, so I guess it's fair.

2. gingerboy92

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

" Infinity 2 had to be postponed "due to limitation of the processor."" wait. what? why? according to the link, it's running on snapdragon 800.

3. gaming64 unregistered

The pain of being an Android OEM

6. Tsrnexus

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I think that's a blessing in disguise because updating to lollipop slowed down my nexus 5

8. BlueSama

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Shame on you Asus I have brought Infinity 2 just because ASUS said that it will get Lollipop and now they changing their minds!!! ASUS is not worthy enough to be named as a computer company

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