THE Asus is releasing the final version of Android 10 for users of Zenfone 6 around the world, including Brazil: the update brings news from Google, including gesture navigation for the Back button; and the possibility to receive security patches through the Play Store. The manufacturer is already testing this version of the system on the Zenfone 5Z and promises to take it also to the ROG Phone II.
Marcel Campos, global marketing director at Asus, says on twitter that Android 10 will be distributed in batches for Zenfone 6. “At first it is slower and then it accelerates; this is done on purpose to understand if everything goes well in the first batches of updates ”, explains the executive.
According to the XDA Developers, the update involves a download of 809.89 MB that brings the firmware in version 17.1810.1910.63 with integrated ZenUI 6. Asus’ interface is relatively close to pure Android.
What’s new in Android 10 for Zenfone 6
With Android 10, Zenfone 6 gains resources from Google as a mode without distractions (focus mode) in Digital Well-being and the dark theme throughout the interface. In addition, Smart Reply provides automatic notification suggestions: for example, if you receive an address through WhatsApp, the system recommends opening it on Google Maps.
There is also the gesture system implemented by Google: go to the home screen by sliding your finger from the bottom edge; switch between apps by swiping up to the middle of the screen; and return to the previous screen by sliding from the side edges.
And here is something really cool: support for Project Mainline. With it, Google is able to provide critical security fixes through the Play Store, without depending on the manufacturer to release a full update. The idea is to make Android 10 more protected from threats.
How to install Android 10 with ZenUI 6 on Asus Zenfone 6
If you have a Zenfone 6 and want to install Android 10 right now, you can download the update file by following these instructions from XDA Developers:
- visit this Asus link and download the update;
- rename the file to UL-ASUS_I01WD-ASUS-17.1810.1910.63-1.1.1-user.zip;
- transfer the file for the root of the Zenfone 6 internal storage;
- restart the device, tap on the notification “System update file detected” and follow the instructions.
In turn, the Asus Zenfone 5Z has received a public beta of ZenUI 6 with Android 10 in recent weeks, and should be contemplated soon with the final version. Asus’ Marcel Campos says on Twitter that the ROG Phone II will also be updated.