Google released the stable Android 12 update a few days ago, and we are now seeing multiple OEMs announcing the release of the Android 12 update for their smartphones and tablets. Over the past few days, iQOO, Realme, and Vivo have unveiled their Android 12 update plans, features, and a list of compatible devices that will receive the latest version of Android. Now, ASUS has become the latest brand to reveal its Android 12 update release date for its smartphones. The Taiwanese smartphone maker plans to release the Android 12 update to the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip in December 2021, while the Zenfone 7 and the ROG series will get the Android 12 update in early 2022.
ASUS Android 12 Update Release Timeline Announced
As per the press note sent to the media, ASUS has announced that its stable Android 12 update inherits all the major functional changes introduced by Google in the final version of Android 12 AOSP (stock codebase). Additionally, ASUS also plans to include battery and performance management features with its Android 12-based Zen UI update. The company also will offer easier navigation, streamlined control panels, increased visibility for better control, and more customization options, as per the details released via press release. To recall, ASUS had previously started recruiting beta testers to test the Android 12 version on the ASUS Zenfone 8.
As per the newly-released details by ASUS, the stable Android 12 update for the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip will be released in December 2021, followed by Zenfone 7 in the first half of 2022. On the other hand, the company’s gaming series smartphones—ASUS ROG Phone 5 and ASUS ROG Phone 5s—will receive the Android 12 update in Q1 2022, followed by the ASUS ROG Phone 3 in the first half of 2022. We shall get to learn more details about the changes in Zen UI when the company releases the new software update for the Zenfone 8 in December 2021. As of now, it is still unclear if the company will release beta updates or directly release the stable build.
ASUS Zen UI (Android 12) Update Release Date: List Of Compatible ASUS Smartphones
- ASUS ZenFone 8
- ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip
First Quarter Of 2022
- ASUS ROG Phone 5
- ASUS ROG Phone 5S
First Half Of 2022
- ASUS ZenFone 7
- ASUS ROG Phone 3