Asus delivers Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)

It’s not Christmas day but for some it may seem like it. Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the Zenfone 3 Zoom! There has been some concern out there about the Zenfone 3 Zoom running an older version of Android to which I often dismissed as senseless worrying. Asus has delivered what the people wanted!

You can initiate this update via your system settings. There are a host of new features that come the way of Nougat which we recap below.

Date: 2017/06/27

Version: ZE553KL_ WW_V20.31.49.2

Releases Notes:

  • Upgrade to Android N
  • Support portrait mode
  • Improved performance, improved picture taking experience and bugs fixes

Most likely you want to know what exactly Android N brings to the table. The details:

  • The most talked about feature is multi-window mode which means you can run two apps side-by-side. Youtube video and Chrome browser viewable together? Yes!
  • You can switch between apps with a double tap thanks to the “quick app switch” feature
  • More control over your data usage
  • Reply to messages inside the notification screen (very handy I must say!)
  • More emojis! There are 72 new ones to be exact.
  • More customization options for the size of texts and icons