ASUS news: Tech company to release Android Marshmallow to devices in Q2


Fans of ASUS smartphones are in for a sweet treat, as the Taiwanese tech company recently announced the list of their smartphone models that will be getting the update to the new and latest Android Marshmallow 6.0. The update to the operating system will come sometime around the second quarter of this year.

According to the company’s official post from the ASUS Zen Talk forums, eight different smartphone models from ASUS will be getting Android Marshmallow 6.0. With ASUS, model numbers for devices greatly differ from each other, so users are advised to take a closer look if their current handset model number will be receiving the update.

The devices that will receive the update are PadFone S with model number PF500KL, ZenFone 2 with model numbers ZE550ML and ZE551ML, the ZenFone 2 Deluxe with model number ZE551ML, the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with model number ZE551ML, and ZenFone 2 Laser with model numbers ZE500KG, ZE500KL, ZE550KL, ZE551KL, ZE600KL, and ZE601KL.

The ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL, the ZenFone Max ZC550KL, and the ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML will be part of the update, too.

With the update, some of the built in apps from ASUS will be replaced by apps from Google. ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar will be replaced by Google Messenger, Gmail, and Calendar as the default built-in applications if the user would restore the device to factory settings after the update to the new version of the software had been applied.

However, should users wish to stick to the old built-in ZenUI apps, they can download the ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar from the Google Play Store after the reset to factory settings.