ASUS has started to release the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch variants of the Zenfone 3.
Android 7 Nougat update now available for ASUS Zenfone 3

Most of the updates are for optimizations and overall phone performance. The covered Zenfone 3 models includes the ZE520KL and ZE552KL. The release date starts today (March 8, 2017). 

Guide on how to update Zenfone 3 to Android 7.0 Nougat
1. Please make sure to have at least 1.5GB free space on your internal storage.
2. Once update is available, notification will automatically appear on your status bar. Tap on this notification to download the update.
3. Once download is completed, a pop-up to install the update will appear. Tap Install to continue.
4. The device will reboot twice during the installation of the update. Please do not turn off the device until the home screen appears.

Release Notes / Upcoming Changes
1. New bundled notifications switch
2. Improve Touch performance.
3. Enable FET VoLTE and VoWiFi.
4. Removed "Share Link" (as it does not work properly on Android N)
5. Remove redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”, “Splendid”, “System update” and “Flashlight” from all apps menu.
6. Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” from, and add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window” to Settings > ASUS customized settings > Recent apps key.
7. Quick Settings now supports multiple pages, you can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12. User can enter or edit screen by tap the edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling.
8. Split “Ringtone & Notifications” volume bar into “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume bars on “Volume Panel” and “Sound & Vibration” Settings. So users can adjust  “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume respectively.
9. Removed Shake Shake from ZenMotion.
10. Please note that some live wallpapers (Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole, Phase Beam) are not compatible with Android N and will be removed after system upgrade.
11. For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N and do Factory reset, the home workspace will be updated to the new layout.

The said update may take up to one week to apply to your device, if you're a bit excited and want to update it manually, you may do so by going to Setting > About > System Update.


Source: ASUS Zentalk

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