Asus made an important announcement today in their official ZenTalk forums, regarding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its portfolio of devices.
A complete list of devices that will be receiving the Android Marshmallow update was published by the admin of Asus’ ZenTalk forums earlier today. A rumor from before suggested that Asus will update the ZenFone 2 series, Laser, and Deluxe to Marshmallow. Turns out that that rumor was right on the mark, apart from the one additional device that’s made it in to the official Asus Android 6.0 Marshmallow update list – PadFone S.
Interestingly, the PadFone S is the only 2014 Asus device in the entire list, which might come as a disappointment for owners of older devices such as the ZenFone 5, ZenFone 6, etc. Soon after the post was published, forum members began questioning Asus for excluding older, popular devices from the Android 6.0 update list. An official Asus team member is yet to address any of the concerns raised in the thread.
Coming back to today’s news, here is the complete list of Asus devices (along with their model numbers) that are confirmed to receive the Android M update:
- PadFone S (PF500KL)
- ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML/ZE551ML)
- ZenFone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition (ZE551ML)
- ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL)
- ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)
As mentioned in the forum post, Asus will announce the rollout timings for the latest update at a later date.
Owners of Asus smartphones, what are your thoughts on the official update list? Do you wish there were more devices from 2014 that made it to their update list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.