There are notable omissions, however
Late last year, ASUS announced that it will be rolling out Android Pie to the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z. While they are working on Android Pie updates for the ROG Phone and ZenFone Max Pro M2, we do not know how which ZenFones ASUS intends to update to the latest Android version.
Recently, a moderator over at ASUS’ ZenTalk forum posted a list of ZenFones slated for an update to Android Pie. Check out the list below:
While it is understandable that ZenFone 3 variants are not likely to get Android Pie, it is strange that the vanilla ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro are not part of the list. Considering they have better internals than most of the phones on the list—the ZenFone 4 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 835 processor. Also, there’s no mention of the Lite variants, though that is most likely because of hardware limitations.
ASUS did not give a concrete timeline as to when these phones will get their slice of Pie, so we expect the rollout to happen later this year.