ASUS has announced that the Android 9.0 Pie system update for the ZenFone 5 is now being rolled out in the Philippines. The rest of the ZenFone 5 series (ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5Q) will also receive the update in the very near future.
The update includes major improvements in the ZenUI user experience, as well as several new features that have been introduced by Google in Android Pie, including a contextual pop-up volume bar, a new magnifier feature for easier copy-paste, and the improved gesture-based navigation system. Users can also expect improvements in system performance, as well as support for the latest OpenGL and Vulkan APIs for a better gaming experience.
INSTRUCTIONS – AUTOMATIC FOTA PROCEDURE
Once the update is available, a notification will automatically appear on the phone’s status bar. The user just needs to tap on the notification to download the update.
Once download is completed, a pop-up notification to install the update will appear: tapping ‘Install’ will then start the installation.
The device will reboot twice during the installation of the update. Users should not turn off the device until the home screen appears.
MANUAL DOWNLOAD/INSTALL PROCEDURE
It may take about one week for the system to complete the auto push. If the update notification/prompt is not received, it can be checked and initiated manually via the Settings > System > System Updates menu path.