We are in that time of year when companies are starting to build their versions of the latest Android available. It’s the case of companies such as Samsung and Huawei. These companies are working to bring Android 10-based ROMs to several of its smartphones. However, in the other side of the coin, we have companies that are still trying to bring an update to the last year’s version of Android. One of these companies is Asus, that promised to update the 2017’s ZenFone 4 to Android Pie, but apparently won’t be able to fulfill this promise.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker released the ZenFone 4 in 2017 with Android Nougat. The device was then updated to Android Oreo shortly after its release. Earlier this year, Asus released an Android Pie beta update for the old smartphone. We don’t need to say how the owners of this device were covered with joy by seeing such commitment. However, seems that their dreams are buried since Asus canceled the update.
According to a report from Android Police, the Asus ZenFone 4 won’t be getting an Android Pie update. The announcement was made through the company’s ZenTalk Forums. According to them, in order to “preserve the system performance and stability of ZenFone 4(ZE554KL), ASUS does not have plans to further upgrade Android 9 (Pie), but will continue to maintain in Android Oreo.”
Asus states that users can still install the Android Pie beta update that is available. However, they will not offer support with routine updates. We all know that Asus ZenFone 4 is a two-year-old smartphone and an update wasn’t really expected, but teasing it and then canceling, it’s a lack of commitment with consumers.