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
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.
- 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.