Taiwanese OEM Asus has joined the league of major smartphone makers that are rolling out the Android 10-based updates to their respective OS. Users of the company’s flagship device Asus 6Z in India, also known as Asus ZenFone 6 in other regions such as the U.S., have started receiving the stable version of the Android 10-based update recently.
The update with firmware number 17.1810.1910.63 brings a lot of changes to ZenUI 6, the Android-based customized skin for Asus smartphones. The 809.89MB-sized update has been reportedly being rolled out in a phased manner via OTA package to limited devices in India and the U.S. at the moment.
The global rollout is expected to follow in the near term after developers ensure that the system is bug-free following the update. Asus 6Z users in India who have not yet received the update can check for the same by navigating to phone Settings.
The Android 10-based update to Asus 6Z or Asus ZenFone 6 brings system-wide dark mode, full-screen navigation gestures, updated Google Play services, improved privacy and security controls, and everything else that Android 10 has in general. However, the update is still stuck with the Android October security patch instead of the November security patch that has already been rolled out to other brands of smartphones.
Google came up with the latest Android OS only two months back and major OEMs such as Essential, OnePlus, and Xiaomi have followed suit by rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to their devices. Before this, Asus was in the league of smartphone makers such as Samsung, Huawei, and LG that were only rolling out the beta programs of Android 10 to devices.
Asus 6Z was launched in India in June this year. The flagship device is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and features a motorized dual camera (48 MP main + 13 MP ultra-wide) with an IMX586 Sony sensor that is capable of producing high-quality photos. We expect other popular flagship devices such as Asus ZenFone 5Z and the Asus ROG Phone II to receive an Android 10-based update very soon.