Asus has rolled out a system update which right now, which applies to the Z580CA and Z580C. We are currently reviewing the North American version of the Z580CA but the same software update should apply to the other regions models as well.
This is a BIGGIE! In fact, there are some major changes in this update which address some of the issues brought up by owners and in some reviews of the ZenPad S 8.0.
- Improve WiFi speed performance. Personal Notes: For some reason, on Asus.com and the Z580C notes, they don’t list this improvement, so it’s possible that the fix/improvement is only going to apply on the Z580CA model. I haven’t run tests, but hopefully things are positive. Have you noticed a substantial improvement? Let us know in the comment section.
- Allow user to disable most of the preloaded apps. Personal Notes: People seem to rant about “bloatware” or pre installed apps on devices. The ZenPad has been no different. Too many preloaded apps is seen as a negative user experience and people aren’t shy about voice their displeasure. Clearly Asus listed and responded. Although there may be pre installed apps, the barrier to uninstall them seems to be much better. I personally haven’t gone through the apps at this point, but I think we can trust what Asus is saying. “Most” can be disabled. Now the question is whether disable is the same as uninstall.
- Improve system stability
- Fix IPSec Xauth PSK VPN connecting issue (may only apply to the Z580CA because this fix is not listed in the Z580C notes)
- Add ZenCircle – Capture. Share. Discover. Explore amazing creation in ZenCircle and make friends wherever you are!
After this update, you should see these details in your About settings:
Since getting our ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) a few days ago, this is the second OTA update since powering it up.