Asus announces schedule for Android Marshmallow update eligible Zenfone series phones
Asus announces schedule for Android Marshmallow update eligible Zenfone series phonesAsus India

After weeks of delay, Asus has finally begun rolling out Android Marshmallow to the Zenfone 2 Laser series.

The new update (build version: 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.

Also read: Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 7 key features you need to know

Besides the three apps, the company has decided to remove 18 more apps, which includes:

  1. Omlet
  2. Data Transfer
  3. Photo Frame
  4. Backup
  5. Dr. Safety
  6. What's Next
  7. Party Link
  8. Remote Link
  9. PC Link
  10. Yahoo Shopping
  11. EZ Ding
  12. TripAdvisor
  13. Zinio
  14. Reader
  15. Dr.eye
  16. Google+
  17. Puffin Browser
  18. Mirror

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).

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