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Beta upgrade program brings Android Pie to ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2, but there's a catch
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a pretty competitive mid-range smartphone that goes up against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro and the HONOR 10 Lite. As Asus gets ready to roll out Android Pie to the device, the company has launched a beta upgrade program for prospective testers.
The beta power user program, as ASUS calls it, is meant to test the Android Pie update before the company does a widespread roll-out for all users. Like many beta programs, the company warns that no downgrades will be provided.
We wish to grow stronger and better with you, the Zenfone Community. Your feedback & inputs matter, and will eventually lead to the official release of Android Pie. Besides, pies taste best when shared with the whole family, right? pic.twitter.com/PtYAUMdip7— ASUS India (@AsusIndia) February 1, 2019
A disclaimer further points out that the company will not be liable for any potential damage to the Zenfone Max Pro M2 or possible data loss as you sideload the update. You will also void your warranty in case you root your phone. So yeah, proceed with caution!
The process to join the program is quite straightforward. Users are expected to accept the terms and conditions provided. Once selected, users will be sent a link to download the beta firmware file. You will also be required to share feedback on any possible bugs.
We found the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 to offer great performance and really good battery life in our review. It is also one of the most affordable phones with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. With features like Adaptive Battery on Android Pie, we can expect the phone to perform even better. Would you be interested in joining the beta user program despite the risks? Let us know in the comments section.