Asus launched an Android Pie beta program for the Zenfone 4 flagship back in the summer. Several months later an employee with the Taiwanese company said there is no plan for the Pie update, and today a report from China confirmed once again the worries – the Asus Zenfone 4 will remain on Oreo.
Meanwhile the first ROG Phone is also stuck on the two-year-old OS. Upon further review, it appears that the gaming handset will indeed miss on the Pie as well.
Asus Zenfone 4
The Asus Zenfone 4 was initially launched at MWC 2017 with Android Nougat 7.1, but later received Android Oreo. Then the devices with model numbers ZE554KL were open for an Android Pie beta testing, but that’s pretty much it for big software updates. Plenty of comments in the company forum voiced their concerns with the lack of updates, but a moderator assured that at least the security updates will keep coming for at least two years.
Asus ROG Phone
Interestingly enough, a lot of Asus users are complaining from the beta version as well – it is way too buggy and gets less stable with every next day. Comments on the ZenTalk forum reveal that there is no easy way to get back to a stable version of the OS – all you have left is a total wipeout of the device, which isn’t something that everyone wants to do to their phone.
Via (in Chinese)