ASUS seeds Android KitKat update to all ZenFones

ASUS seeds Android KitKat update to all ZenFones

ASUS has announced that all the ZenFone trio will be receiving a firmware update which will bump its OS version to 4.4 or more commonly known as Android KitKat.

The announcement was made yesterday through the Taiwanese firm’s official Twitter account stating that “The #KitKat update is here for the #ASUS #ZenFone 4 :D”. Obviously, this sparked an outrage from both ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 users since they too have been waiting patiently to get the OS update.


Hours later though, a moderator at an ASUS Forum stated that the ZenFone 4’s bigger brother will also get the KitKat treatment and has shed some light on some of the key benefits of upgrading to the new OS.

* Call Blocking
* Do Not Disturb mode
* Dual-Standby support for Dual-SIM variants
* Anti-Shake camera feature
* New video effects, filters and animations
* Revamped Photo Gallery
* Improved ZenUI
* Migration tools (PC Link and Remote Link) for easier data transfer from old device to ZenFone
* Better FM Radio support

As of the time of posting, the Android KitKat update for the ASUS ZenFones is currently being rolled out to ZenFone users in China and Taiwan, and is expected to arrive here in the coming days. Do note though that the update is 456MB in size, so it’s best to do the update over Wi-Fi network.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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8 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    So no mention abt improved battery life? I’m not sure if updates really fix zenfone’s mediocre battery life but people at the store where i bought mine says the update will. Huhue

  2. elj says:

    I download the updates here.

    But as of now, only Version CHT_6.5.24(4.4) is available.

    Still waiting for WW version.

  3. elj says:

    I just realized that the update is big, well at least for CHT version. anlake. 849.92 MBytes

  4. kwaaanABOO says:

    The local brand killer strikes again

  5. Dexter says:

    No OTG support?

  6. kolokoy says:

    done with the kitkat update..its a nice experience with zf5

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