There is no question that the talk of Android 7.0 Nougat coming to the Zenfone 3 is heating up. We’ve seen an increase in Nougat update articles and we have now seen the first photos of Android Nougat on a Zenfone 3.
These photos come out of Indonesia. We found them on @PaperBoy but it’s a bit unclear to us where these are from or who posted first. Clearly though you can see the “About” settings and “Android 7.0” listed there.
We have also seen other discussions about Android 7.0 Nougat and the Zenfone 3 series so we believe that there is something happening. We are not expecting this to take six months to come.
Asus did in fact roll out an Android 7.0 Nougat update beta program way back in September. This is slated to end on December 31, 2016. Does that end date mean an immediate rollout? No. The Zenfone 2 update came out quite a long while after the ending of that beta program. However with the Zenfone 3 and the importance Asus is putting in their phone line-up, we expect them to expedite this update.
The image above is the announcement for the Android 7.0 Nougat beta program. Note the end date of “2016/12/31”.