ASUS rolls out Android Nougat update for Zenfone 3

ASUS has begun rolling out the Android Nougat update for its 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch variants of the Zenfone 3. Included in the upgrade are optimized functions and improved performance.

The 7.0 Nougat is available for Zenfone 3 models ZE520KL and ZE552KL. Release date starts today, March 8, 2017, and we’ve seen reports of local units receiving the said update. The bundled includes the following changes:

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  1. New bundled notifications switch
  2. Improved Touch performance
  3. Enabled FET VoLTE and VoWi-Fi
  4. Removed ‘Share Link’
  5. Removed redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”, “Splendid”, “System update” and “Flashlight” from all apps menu
  6. Removed “Tap and hold to show menu” from, and add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window” to Settings > ASUS customized settings > Recent apps key
  7. Quick Settings now supports multiple pages, you can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12. User can enter or edit screen by tap the edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling
  8. Split “Ringtone & Notifications” volume bar into “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume bars on “Volume Panel” and “Sound & Vibration” Settings. So users can adjust  “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume respectively
  9. Removed Shake Shake from ZenMotion
  10. Removed incompatible live wallpapers

The page also adds that for users who will upgrade from Android M to Android N and do Factory reset, the home workspace will be updated to the new layout.

If you still haven’t received the update notification, you may manually update your Zenfone 3 by going to Setting > About > System Update. Full instructions on downloading can be found on the company’s page.


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13 Responses

  1. Avatar for Raph Raph says:

    Hello po! I just bought po a Zenfone 3 5.2, ang bakit po walang update na nougat? Kakabili palang po ngayong July 07… DI po agad lumalabas yun? Thanks po!

  2. Avatar for Dan Dan says:

    Nagloloko touchscreen niya after upgrading to Nougat 7.0 lalo na pag naglalaro ng moba games. Tsk

  3. Avatar for Dale Dale says:

    Will they release it to ZC5KK3L?

  4. Avatar for Dale14 Dale14 says:

    My phone is working fine now. Still smooth and no bugs. Thumbs up for asus this time.

  5. Avatar for Kevin Tatad Kevin Tatad says:

    Hello, i just did update last night and after that i cant save my screenshots anymore. Include to that is all of the photos are gone

  6. Avatar for Sanny Sanny says:

    When will they release nougat in phillipines?

  7. Avatar for radical radical says:

    How about for Z3 Laser?

  8. Avatar for Nerd Nerd says:

    Updated last night and it’s all been great so far. Doing a factory reset after updating is highly recommended, it can avoid / solve a lot of potential problems.

  9. Avatar for Jo Lim Jo Lim says:

    how about the Z3 Ultra? When?

  10. Avatar for Dale14 Dale14 says:

    After nougat update, i can’t download in google play store and facebook is not working.

  11. Avatar for zen zen says:

    Done updating. Very fluid

  12. Avatar for Cholo Cholo says:


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