The ASUS ZenFone 7 series was launched around six months ago and is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC (Snapdragon 865 Plus on the Pro variant), 6/8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and a lot more. The smartphone has been a gem for the company. But it was getting old since it was still running Android 10 with ZenUI 7. But not anymore.
Within just six months, ASUS decided to roll out the Android 11 update for the flagship. According to a recent post from the company, the first stable build of Android 11 is now rolling out to both the ZenFone 7 and the ZenFone 7 Pro in Taiwan. The updated version number of the OS is 220.127.116.11, which comes with all the obvious aesthetic and functional changes introduced in Android 11, along with a handful of Zen UI-specific changes.
The list of the updates include:
- System upgrades to Android 11.
- Smart housekeeper, contact person, phone, file management, computer, clock, picture library, weather, recording program, settings, one-key switch and local backup get an update.
- One-time permission support, improved file access permission control, automatic reset permissions, and other privacy functions.
- Supports maintaining Bluetooth connection when the flying mode is active.
- Updated to the Android 11 notification bar style, support for displaying notifications of ongoing conversations.
- The classic power button style supports Android 11 device control and Google Pay.
- Upgraded the buttons to adjust the volume and return to advanced gesture settings.
- Added notification records.
- Adjusted the quick setting panel interface and support media control.
- Added nearby sharing option.
When updating to Android 11, do take a backup of your data.
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