The first Asus smartphones are getting Android 12 right now

The first Asus smartphones are getting Android 12 right now
Asus revealed two months ago its Android 12 roadmap and confirmed the first smartphones will receive the update by the end of the year. True to its promise, the first two Asus phones to be updated to Android 12 are the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip.

The update includes a bunch of improvements to some of the apps installed on the phones, as well as tweaks to the UI. Also, some features might have been removed due to incompatibility, such as the Quick Settings layout option in the Display settings.

Apart from upgrading the operating system to Android 12, the update brings the following changes:

  • Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps
  • Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design
  • Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, show clipboard access, approximate location access, and microphone access features
  • Replaced ASUS Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency SOS
  • Introduced new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hotseat app icons in the Overview page
  • ASUS Phone removed SIP calling support as Android 12 does not natively support SIP calling

According to Asus, some third-party apps are not yet compatible with Android 12, so they may not function properly. The rest of Asus fans who own other phones like the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5S, ROG Phone 3, or Zenfone 7 will have to wait until 2022 for Android 12.

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