Asus Zenfone 4 Android Oreo 8.0 Out Now!

Asus announced earlier that Android Oreo 8.0 will be released FOTA to their Zenfone 4 range of phones from today 29th December 2017. The specific model mentioned is the ZE554KL varient and it is not clear whether the ZC554KL Zenfone 4 Max Pro will be included any time soon or not. That aside however, let’s have a look at the improvements Asus have noted for their Oreo update:
  • Update version: V15.0405.1711.76
  • Release date: December 29, 2017
  • Upgrade to Android O.
  • Swipe up to All apps
    After OS upgrade, launcher has some important changes – swipe up to all apps, all app icon could be changed.
  • More friendly setting UI design.
  • Background limits
    Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least
  • Autofill
    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.
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Notification Dots
    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.
  • And many more!
  It looks like there are some nice improvements to expect from Asus’ Oreo update but there’s no mention of any camera improvements which is a shame. Hopefully there will be improvements in the software as that was one of the things that let the phone down in my opinion.