After the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Max received Marshmallow, ASUS has begun the process of upgrading to Android 6.0.1 also in the ZE551ML and ZE550ML models from family ZenFone 2. The update is performed via OTA (Over-The-Air), and then directly from the smartphone and gradually the software will be installed on all devices. The download weighs approximately 1,1 GB, and the update brings new features such as Doze, Now on Tap, and a new permit system.
All these developments were originally seen in the standard version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, released by Google, but it has come up with some delay also in many third-party devices. The two ZenFone 2 were put up for sale last year with Android 5.0 Lollipop and characterized by an excellent value and the presence of an Intel CPU and 4 GB of RAM on devices that cost very little compared to other smartphones more famous in the same range.
But of course, these smartphones ASUS also had defects, such as a length of somewhat limited battery. The new update should correct the latter thanks to Doze, a feature that allows you to manage more efficiently the applications remain in the background, and therefore have a lower impact on battery power when not in use. Moreover, Now on Tap provides information about the items on the screen, while new permits must provide additional protection for the privacy of users.
The changes in question are V188.8.131.52 launch for the first, and V184.108.40.206 for the second device. For now only some users have received the update. The worldwide distribution will begin and end soon anyway. The update, of course, brings one of the best upgrades in the history of Google, along with the elimination of some ASUS applications, alternatives to those of Google. Overall this is an update that improves performance.