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Asus to release Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Zenfone-series and several Padfone devices next year

Google announced the general public availability of Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier this month. Several smartphone manufacturers including Motorola, HTC, and Sony have already announced the phones they w

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Google announced the general public availability of Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier this month. Several smartphone manufacturers including Motorola, HTC, and Sony have already announced the phones they will be seeding out the update to. Joining the club is the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus which just revealed the list of devices it will be rolling out the the said update to, and furthermore, how soon will that happen.

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According to post on the company’s ZenTalk forums, the rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop update will begin starting April 2015. That’s rather late, as a vast majority of companies are expected to provide the update a little sooner. The company said that Zenfone-series – including Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 6 will be the first to snag the Lollipop update. It will be followed by rollout to Padfone S, and Padfone Infinity A86. The company expects to complete the rollout to the said devices by June 2015.

Asus, however didn’t detail the add-on features and other changes it will be releasing with the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout. The company is likely to give a facelift to Zen UI front, and recode it with Material Design guideline.

For a refresh, Android 5.0 brings a slew of features including Material Design, more interactive notifications, lockscreen notifications, and support for 64-bit processors. The update also brings a new ART runtime, and better life cycle. You can read all the new features of the operating system here.

  • Published Date: October 27, 2014 6:30 PM IST