Apart from upgrading the operating system to Android 12, the update also introduces some other changes specific to Asus phones. Below are the highlights of the Android 12 update for the ZenFone 7 series: Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps. Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design.
Asus disclosed their Android 12 release schedule last year and adhered to all deadlines. The ZenFone 8 series and the ROG Phone 5 and 5s series, which were both upgraded to Android 12 two months ago, have already gotten the update. True to its word, Asus is currently releasing another version of Android 12, this time for the ZenFone 7 series. Asus confirmed today on its official site that owners of the ZenFone 7 or ZenFone 7 Pro will receive the update very soon.
Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, show clipboard access, approximate location access, and microphone access features. Introduced the new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hotseat app icons in the Overview page. Removed the Quick Settings layout option in the Display settings. ASUS Phone removed SIP calling support. Added system charging animation. Merge Wi-Fi and mobile network options to Internet settings.
Asus also announced that it is now rolling out the update to different serial numbers in waves, so it may take several days for ZenFone 7 series users to receive the notification. However, you can always check if the update is available by heading to Settings / System updates. You can also visit Asus’ step-by-step guide on how to manually update the firmware if you don’t want to wait. Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox.