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Asus reveals which phones will get Android 9 Pie (Update: Arrives April 15 for some) (Latest version)


Update, March 18, 2019 (15:58 EST): On his Facebook pageAsus announced last Friday that the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max M2 will. Android 9 Piece by 15 April.

Asus did not say why the three phones' Pie rollout was delayed. That said, those who own the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and M2 can now test Text through Asus's Android Beta Power program.


Original article, February 27, 2019 (17:39 EST): It wasn't exactly a quick matter Android 9 Piece roll out for Asus, even though it was six months ago Google has entered the final stable version of the update. That said, at least Asus made it easier on phone owners and announced An Android 9 Pie upgrade plan for its phones.

Here's the list of Asus smartphones that will get the update:

  • Zenfone 4 Max (ZC554KL)
  • Zenfone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL)
  • Zenfone 4 Max (ZC520KL)
  • Zenfone Live (ZB553KL)
  • Zenfone 4 Max (ZB520KL)
  • Zenfone Max Plus (M1) Clear Soft Bumper (ZB570TL)
  • Zenfone 5Q (ZC600KL)
  • Zenfone Live (L1) Clear Soft Bumper (ZA550KZ / ZA551KL)
  • Zenfone Max Pro (ZB602KL)
  • Zenfone Max Pro (ZB601KL)
  • Zenfone Max (M1) Clear Soft Bumper (ZB555KL / ZB556KL)
  • Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL)
  • Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL)
  • ROG Phone (ZS600KL)
  • Zenfone Max Pro (M2) Clear Soft Bumper (ZB631KL / ZB630KL)
  • Zenfone Max (M2) Clear Soft Bumper (ZB633KL / ZB632KL)
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The note is the Zenfone 5Z, which already received its Android 9 Pie update at the end of January. The Zenfone Max Pro M2 also received the update, even if it's in beta and with the inability to download to Android Oreo if something goes wrong.

Asus did not say exactly when the devices will get Android 9 Pie, just that they will get the update this year. Asus also did not say if it prioritized a few handsets over others. We will have to wait and see how Asus's upgrade plan unfolds as we move forward in 2019.