Software update comes to Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)

This is quite a substantial and somewhat confusing update for the Zenfone 3 Ultra. There are a LOT of release notes some of which look an awful lot like the Android Nougat update notes. Our understanding is that the Zenfone 3 Ultra has already received the new Android 7.0 Nougat update. That said, give this update a whirl and let us know in the comments.

Version: ZU680KL_WW_14.1010.1703.42

Release Date: 2017/05/05

Release Notes:

  1. Remove “Share Link”
  2. Please use the following alternative solutions:
    – If you want to share files across LAN, you can use ASUS file manager’s Network place and wireless transfer function.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asus.filemanager
    – If you want to use WiFi hot spot to share files to Windows 10 PCo r Android devices, you can also use “ZenLink” which is compatible with Share Link. This app is expect to be on the google play in December http://www.zenui.com/zenlink/
  3. Remove redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”, “Splendid”, “System update”and “Flashlight” from all apps menu.
    > How to turn on Audio Wizard? (System settings >Sound& Vibration > Audio Wizard or Quick settings > Add Audio wizardtile)
    > How to turn on Splendid? (System settings > Display> Splendid)
    > How to check system update? (System settings >System Update)
    > How to turn on flashlight? (Quick settings >Flashlight)
    > For users who upgraded from Android M to Android N and have upgraded ASUS Flashlight from Google Play Store before (Flashlight APK still exist in theirdata partition), they can still launch ASUS Flashlight from all apps menu.
  4. Remove ”PC Suite” (CD ROM)
    > Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” form Settings> ASUS customized settings > Touch key setting.
    > Add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window ” in Touch key setting.
    > Quick Settings supports multiple pages, user can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12.
    > User can enter edit screen by tap the edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling.
  5. Split “Ringtone& Notifications” volume bar into “Ringtone” and “Notification” volume bars on “Volume Panel” and “Sound & Vibration” Settings. Users can apply this feature by disabling “Sync volumes” from “Settings”-> “Sound & Vibration”.
  6. ZenUI Keyboard added New Unicode code 9.0 emoji and skin tone
  7. Remove Shake from ZenMotion.
  8. The preloaded Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole,and Phase Beam live wallpapers are not compatible with Android N and will beremoved after system update.
  9. Add bundled notifications switch. (Settings >Notification > Configure notifications.
  10. When multiple notifications for a single app are received, they can be bundled together into a single group. This group can be expanded to see the individual messages.
  11. Update the home work space
  12. For user who upgrade from Android M to Android N and do Factory reset, the home  workspace will be updated to the new layout.
  13. For user who use Easy mode, a Launcher app menuwill show on the screen after upgrading
  14. Fix that the number of CPU cores are displayed incorrectly.
  15. Fix Russian string issue.