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Asus Zenfone Zoom and Selfie gets Marshmallow Updates
Both the Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone Selfie are getting the Marshmallow updates they so deserve. But is it still worth it, considering Android Nougat is just around the corner?
Asus with its rich variety of Android smartphones have one problem to deal with: rolling out updates. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been around for a while but the Zenfones that needed such updates are yet to receive them. Asus has a lot of models to stabilize and optimize but the Max and Laser configurations were the first Zenfones to get updated last month.
Finally, the ZenFone Zoom (model number ZX551KL) and ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) is next to have the same. The slow and bloatware laden 5.0 Lollipop build is now behind it.
Updated software excludes the bloatware that Asus includes on its stock smartphones: Backup, ZenFlash, Remote Link, PC Link, MyFrame, and Data Transfer.
As the names suggest, the ZenFone Zoom stands out thanks to an unusually proficient rear-facing camera with 3x optical zoom, while the ZenFone Selfie sports a 13-megapixel front shooter in addition to a 13MP “main” photography taker. These are still mid-range smartphones and the premium ZenFone 2 leader (ZE551ML) remains stuck on Android L. That’s really bad, given Nougat is waiting to take over Marshmallow.