After weeks of delay, Asus has finally begun rolling out Android Marshmallow to the Zenfone 2 Laser series.
The new update (build version: 18.104.22.168_M3.6.44) is being released Over-The-Air (OTA) to the Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE500KL). Since the OTA roll-out process is being carried out in phases, it will take at least a week to reach all the corners of the world.
How to check OTA update manually:
Go to Settings >> About phone >> check System updates
Once Android Marshmallow has been installed in the device, Google Messenger, Calendar, and Gmail apps will automatically replace three ZenUI app -- ASUS Messenger, ASUS Mail and ASUS Calendar -- as the default apps, the company said on the official Asus ZenTalk blog.
Besides the three apps, the company has decided to remove 18 more apps, which includes:
- Data Transfer
- Photo Frame
- Dr. Safety
- What's Next
- Party Link
- Remote Link
- PC Link
- Yahoo Shopping
- EZ Ding
- Puffin Browser
The company has also cautioned users to backup all the data and apps installed on the phone, as the new update will not support the App-to-SD option.
Other Asus phones, which are slated to get Android Marshmallow, include ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML, ZE551ML), ZenFone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML), ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL, ZE601KL), ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL), ZenFone Max (ZC550KL) and ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML).