ASUS ZenFone 4 receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update


Asus has just announced that it has started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo update for its newest flagship, the ZenFone 4. Recently, the Lenovo-owned company rolled out the Oreo update to Moto X4 Android One Edition. Users reported that the Android Oreo update comes with the latest Dec 2017 Android security patch with improvement in stability. Touted as the first Android One smartphone in the U.S., the Moto X4 was pre-loaded with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Also, as noted in the changelog, the update adds a new call screen to the Z2 Force. The Android 8.0 Oreo update also carries the picture in picture support and Google Play protection. You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update.

Along with all the Oreo goodies, the update also packs a new version of the default application launcher.

Do let us know in the comments if you see the update notification on your device. Since it is a major update, we recommend that you connect to a Wi-Fi network before you begin downloading it on to your phone. The update weighs 1.3GB and you need to have a minimum of 50% battery charge left and enough free storage space. The smartphone costs Rs 20,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 22,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. It features a 5.2 inch full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

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A 3000mAh turbocharging battery supplies the required power for the handset.

The rear side features a dual camera mechanism comprising of 12MP (f/2.0 aperture) and 8MP (f/2.2 aperture) sensors. The phone also features a 16 megapixel front camera that is capable of taking clear selfies even in low light conditions.