We’re on that part of the year when companies are in a roll to develop and publish their visions of the latest Android version available. The news about Android 10 arrival for several smartphones are constantly stealing the headlines. However, in the other side of the coin, we have companies that are still trying to provide the last year’s version of Android – Pie. Asus is one of these companies that have several smartphones stuck at Android Oreo. Inside this bandwagon, we have the last year’s ROG Phone and the ZenFone 4.
Back in Summer, Asus rolled out the Pie Beta program for the ZenFone 4. Users of the 2017’s handset were full of joy, but their happiness will be shortlived. An employee in the Taiwanese company said there is no plan for the Pie update. Today a report from China confirmed once again the worries. There will be no Android Pie for the ZenFone 4. Besides the ZenFone 4, the original ROG Phone is also waiting for an Android Pie update. According to a report, the handset will no longer receive an Android Pie update.
The ZenFone 4 devices with model numbers ZE554KL were open for an Android Pie beta testing, but it seems that will be the maximum feeling of Android Pie users will get. The ZenFone 4 series came with Android Nougat, and later received an update to Android Oreo. Now, Asus promises to keep updating it with Google Security Patch, but we have no idea of how frequently these updates will be sent.
The situation is even worse for the Rog Phone users since it’s a relatively new smartphone – It launched at 2018’s Computex with Android 8.1 Oreo. This basically means that the handset won’t receive any Android update after all. Asus should provide at least two major updates for a smartphone with this pedigree. Only time will confirm this, but it would be a shame and a disrespectful decision.