Last year, ASUS launched the ZenFone 4 lineup, which included the ZenFone 4, the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro, and the battery-focused ZenFone Max. The phones shipped with ZenUI on top of Android Nougat. The company stated that the ZenFone 4 would receive its Android Oreo update in December, and the update started to roll-out in the same month. It was later discovered that the Android Oreo update for the ZenFone 4 contained Project Treble support without a vendor partition.
Now, the high-end ZenFone 4 Pro (ZS551KL) has also started to receive its Android Oreo OTA update. ASUS mentions that it will take about one week for the system to complete the auto push, and if users don’t receive the auto prompt, they are advised to go to Settings > About > System Update to update manually.
The Android Oreo update for the ZenFone 4 Pro brings improvement in power consumption, according to ASUS. The company has also added a “long screenshot” function, and has substituted the Cast function for the “PlayTo” function. The launcher now has a swipe up to all apps gesture, and the “all apps” icon can now be changed.
The update also brings a “more friendly setting UI design”, and the standard Oreo features such as notification channels and snoozing, picture-in-picture mode, support for the Autofill Framework, better background app and service limitations for improved memory performance/battery, smart text selection, adaptive icons, notification dots, and more. Here is the full changelog:
Update version: V15.0410.1802.34
Release date: March 12, 2018
- Upgrade to Android O.
- Power consumption improvement
- Adds “Long screenshot” function
- Substitute Cast function for PlayTo function
- After OS upgrade, launcher has some important changes – swipe up to all apps, all app icon could be changed.
- More friendly setting UI design.
- Android Oreo features include:
Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least
With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Smart text selection
Android Oreo recognizes text when you tap or select, then recommends a next logical step via a suggested app.
Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps
Use new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- A fully redesigned emoji set
Adaptive icons for consistent icons
Install unknown apps
Hostile downloader apps can’t operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.
Users can wait for the OTA to arrive to their phones, or update manually. The ZenFone 4 Pro has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display, dual 12MP + 16MP wide-angle + zoom rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and a 3600mAh battery.