Asus announces devices that will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

by: Team AANovember 16, 2015
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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.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – November 12, 2015149

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.

  • Imran

    Hell yes! That is all

  • truth_cutz

    I hope that they release an update for their Zenpad S8 tablet as well.

  • TheOracle

    Excellent news.

  • -From first gen Zenfone owners- ASUS please give us our last Android Dessert! You give us KK and L, they’re all great! But we’re hoping for battery life improvement on M. So yeah, may we taste the sweetness of Marshmallow! :)

    • Battery life won’t be as great of an improvement as that of devices with other SoCs as Intel devices already implement DeepSleep mode which is very similar to Doze. It certainly would be an improvement but only a minor one.
      Fellow ZenFone 5 user.

      • Marc Bourgoin

        Heyyo, isn’t the Zenfone 2 still stuck on 5.0.2? That version of Lolipop sucked tbh. Memory leaks causing battery drains… I’d hope that 6.0 doesn’t have as bad of a launch but I guess we will hear more once it starts rolling out on older Nexus phones. 5.1.1 is a fantastic version of Lolipop though.. So as long as 6.0 is the same? Yeah I can see the Zenfone 2 getting battery improvements.

        • My father’s ZenFone 2 is running on 5.0! I think Asus fixed a lot of bugs. My father isn’t complaining. Even my ZenFone 5 on 5.0 is running great. So most probably Asus already fixed a lot of AOSP bugs on Lollipop. Again, I agree that there will be improvements in Battery Life but they will not be as great like devices with other SoCs.

  • Dharmik Patel

    I just hate Asus phones and thats why I always tell my frds to buy a nexus or an iPhone which get faster updates and do not cut down some devices but Sony is also worth mentioning as my frd’s sister had own a xperia t2 ultra with android 4.2 out of the box and updated to android 5.1.1 and sweetness of marshmallow is also approaching as per one rumor

  • Arol Wright

    This is why I held on buying the Zenfone 2. The 1st gen Zenfones were already kicked out of the update cycle 1 year later.

    Shall we start forgetting about Android N on the Zenfone 2?

  • Aaron

    Was hoping my Zenfone 2E made the list when I saw the headline but, I guess I wouldn’t expect a low end prepaid device to be getting upgrades like that. Lollipop will have to do. And it does. It actually is a lot of phone for $120.

  • Karly Johnston

    No Zen5? That proves Asus can’t be trusted with updates.

    • Scr-U-gle

      Googles android T&Cs clearly state upto 18 months of updates, don’t blame Asus, blame Google

  • vasras

    No Zenpad S 8.0? It’s less than 6 months old, LOL :-)

    Sad support Asus, very sad.

    • Stephen Buck

      The new zenpad s 8.0 with 64gb is only a few months old and still has 5.0 on it. It’s their flagship zenpad and won’t get M? That’s sad. I wish it was the Nexus 8.

  • Patrik

    and pls add the option to delete pre-installed app without root ! :D hate overheating by chrome asus browser is good enough ;)

  • Carlos Pires

    None zenpad are in the list. To buy a new one with na older OS is not good. The new zenpad s 8.0 is good but I won’t buy it.

  • Iamyourfather

    I wait Android 6.0 on my ZenPad S..

  • SanPas

    So … ASUS’s basic message to tablet owners … get f–k’ed. Buy our next generation product ’cause we could give a rip about your prior purchase.

  • Widarto Ngawinganjuk

    Gimana caranya hp bisa mendapatkan android 6.0

  • Prathmesh Pande

    ZenFone 5,the device which made asus verrryy popular,is not in the list of MM update…really disappointed as i am a zf5 user…infact they didn’t even fixed the massive battery drain and overheat issue in the 5.0 update till now…its been few months we all are waiting for atleast Stability,don’t we deserve even this?

    Who knows asus might stop providing update for the latest 2 series after android N too…
    Just like they did for old series like zf5(jb,then kk,then LP5.0)…..

    ASUS phones DOES HAVE GOOD HARDWARE,But the software bugs…uhhgg

  • Blessmon Joseph

    Through the L update my zenfone5’s battery draining down faster.plz provide M update.we are waiting for the M update.