Petition started to encourage Asus to bring Android 7.1 Nougat to their devices

One of our visitors Dave informed us of an online petition that was started in hopes of getting Asus to bring Android 7.1 to their devices. The petition can be found here. The petition initiator is a guy named Anthony Van Dyck from Italy.

If you go onto the Asus ZenTalk forums, you can clearly see the volume of requests and questions about the new Android updates. The requests are steady and constant across any Android device made by Asus. The petition is great and will help, but certainly Asus knows about the requests and customer demands when it comes to getting Android updates.

As we pointed out recently, more ZenPad tablets got the Marshmallow update that most people likely realized. The good news is that Asus is reducing their Android tablet offerings which should in theory result in a bit more TLC (tender loving care) when it comes to rolling out software updates. Not a guarantee, but the odds increase.

I think on a personal level, I think most Android updates are overstated. The improved features a lot of times are minor in nature and a lot of people might not even realize the additional features. Sure, in the beginning of Android the updates were major and game changing. Regardless of how the updates will or will not improve the user experience, I can also appreciate that when something is new, people want and expect it. It’s newer and therefore it must be better. I say a stable and bug free OS is better than a new Android update that might be buggy. And of course this is always the risk to a device when a manufacturer rolls out an Android update.


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  1. Bob White November 15, 2016 at 2:58 am #

    I surely would like for Asus to update my Zenpad S3 10 Z500M to Android Nougat 7.1 and perhaps more importantly, Google’s security patches

    • Staff November 15, 2016 at 3:43 am #

      Asus actually rolled out the most recent security patch to pretty much every ZenPad model from what I remember seeing.

    • Jon Temple December 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm #

      I am with you Bob. I am looking to return my Zenpad Z500M due to Asus’s not allowing for their customer base to be updated to the most currently released version of Android, Nougat.
      PLEASE Call, write, text and chat with Asus to convince them that their customers need to hear from them on what they are going to do or not do. Virtually exery competitive Tablet and Phone maker has provided their customers with Nougat a schedule, EXCEPT Asus. Samsung, LG, Sony, Moto, BLackberry, Google, HTC, huawei.

      • Staff December 12, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

        Asus has basically one tablet release in the US aside from the Verizon models. I cannot see a scenario where the one tablet doesn’t get Android 7.0 Nougat. If they don’t then maybe they are going to shut down the tablet business all together.

      • cb March 15, 2017 at 1:35 am #

        My asus z380m was updated to nougat today 3/13/2017

    • cb March 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

      My asus z380m was updated to nougat today 3/13/2017

      • Staff March 14, 2017 at 2:16 am #

        Excellent news! Thanks for mentioning.

  2. Peter November 16, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    Nougat IS game changing!

    I’m looking to buy an Android tablet and the Nougat multiple window handling is a must. I would buy Zenpad 3S right away if I knew it gets 7.0 (in a reasonable time).

  3. dave November 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    A quick note that there are about only 250 signatures needed before the petition is forwarded onto Asus! I am hopeful asus supports their hardware with updates a bit longer than it has been lately.

  4. Patty Vasil December 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    I am so dissatisfied, I have repeatedly requested the zen pad 8.0 not s manual, and nothing. Just yadda yadda .

  5. Fred December 29, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    How about an Android OS update for the ASUS Zenpad z300c?
    Come on ASUS, your customers certainly deserve better support!

  6. Mark Harrington January 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    I would be very pleased also if Asus would update my Zenpad s8.0 Z580 CA to Nougat also. I bought my Premium tablet just 11 months ago. I was able to update it to marshmallow 6.01 but now Android N Nougat has been out for some time and is a very competent and stable operating system. It would be very nice please that you would release the update for us zenpad users that spent top quality money to buy your best tablet at the time. It certainly has enough RAM at 4 gigabytes and ROM at 64 gigabytes not to mention another 32gb I put in a Micro SD on the side as backup. It’s a fabulous tablet I have had Asus as far back as Pentium 4 motherboards in 2003. I am a solid Asus user and owner of your high-powered Direct graphics cards as well 3 slot very high speed graphics cards I own an awful lot of Asus products 5 computers. Everything updates it seems except the Asus tablets.

  7. Bob February 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    In addition to requesting a Nougat OS update, I would like to see a ZenUI dark theme option for the Zenpad S3 10.

  8. Jay February 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    Looks like the status of the petition changed to “Victory”. “All petition demands will be met by June 15th.” Sounds good, but I wonder if Asus will really follow through.

    • cb March 15, 2017 at 1:49 am #

      Yes it’s true guy’s start pressing that update button that’s what I did I thought it was an security patch but wait it was I dare to say creamy nutty nougat pow pow nougat bam

    • Ivan March 19, 2017 at 7:44 am #

      Great news!!! I can’t wait to upgrade my Z500 tablet. 🙂 🙂

      • Lincoln April 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

        Did your Z500 update yet? I want to buy one but not if it’s not updated.

        • Ivan April 16, 2017 at 7:59 am #

          Not yet. 🙁

          • Peter April 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

            Still no nougat, Asus promisses but does not deliver..It’s a shame!

          • Fred April 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

            Same here with my Zenpad z300c! ASUS produces quality tablets and then drags their heels in keeping them current. Going to have to really think about purchasing another ASUS product.

  9. Seb February 27, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Last week i mailen without Asus about my 3s 10 500 andere they said that they are testing nougat die thuis device. If these tests Will be ik, Nougat Will be installed for this device. ??

  10. cb March 15, 2017 at 1:45 am #

    It’s coming mine is what the pros say is a low end tablet zen pad 380m works great with android 7 I signed the petition it made me a believer

  11. Daniel April 12, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    I am really sorry for Asus and his non-existent Android development. I have owned several Asus Android devices, and my Zenpad 10 Z300C will be the last Asus Android device I bought. Never again an Asus Android product will arrive to my home. I have other Android devices that receive updates, or at leeast the development community has solutions to keep them updated, is not the case with Asus Android products. I sorry for Asus.

  12. Mark Harrington April 25, 2017 at 2:20 am #

    A follow-up to my January 8 Note to the same effect that it is now April 24th and there was still no evidence of Android nougat coming into my Asus zenpad z580ca. I paid good money for this high end tablet , I did get a recent Firmware update via OTA , but am still running Marshmallow … In order to stay current with the modern internet Universe we need this modern Android n update. It is is critical to making a tablet continue to work as the various Windows 10 incarnations are to keeping its systems working. The faster of the internet gets, the more bloated the apps get , the more we need a clean wipe and upgraded operating system , Certainly this supreme ASUS tablet can be receiving Android N very soon , Please ??

  13. Doug Erickson May 5, 2017 at 4:38 am #

    Asus better wake up to the requests for updated android software or risk the loss of a lot of customers that buy all kinds of asus product. Sounds like its time for a top management change. I have a zenpad z580ca and can’t even use google assistant on it with no OTA update.

    • Mark Harrington May 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

      Exactly to Doug Erickson above , and this being my 3rd comment to this forum in 6 months. The new look of Google it’s interface and the entire Google Play has changed in such that it looks like Nougat , but runs like lollipop ..still the battery issues , page freezes …but also still lightning fast downloading and surfing as a 64 bit quad-core tablet should be , and with 4 GB ram on my z580ca , my tablet has been protectively covered the entire time it is mint like new, but beginning to slip through the cracks without these operating system updates please give us Android N 7.1

  14. Bobby sommers May 30, 2017 at 1:30 am #

    Just bought this tablet, great tablet, but it needs Nougat please. I really don’t want to return it as its a great tablet minus a big android update, please support

  15. Andre June 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    I think that we can prepare ourselves to be disappointed. I don’t see any hint of an upgrade

  16. Mike Harrison August 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    ZenPad S 8.0
    Nice split screen & other features are available in Nougat, when will this update be available?

    The sooner, the better..

    • Mark Harrington August 30, 2017 at 9:30 am #

      Since I’ve left a few comments there already and I’m hopeful that they will update our tablets, I will also say that I have a Moto G4 Plus phone which is running nougat 7.0, and has an octa-core CPU also 4 gigabytes of RAM and the Nougat doesn’t give the split screen capability .. so maybe that’s a manufacturer graphics card problem too, I’m becoming less and less confident that Asus will update this z580ca tablet which is really sad because they still call it their Flagship tablet and all they’ve done is give it firmware but not operating system upgrades

  17. ROY August 29, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

    Hi all

    Z580CA 2GB 32GB
    I am not confident in Asus promise. So I need multi-windows on my tablet and i’m looking for someone who has a root method.

  18. Jack October 30, 2017 at 2:03 am #

    I’ll never buy another asus product. They don’t provide support nor updates. I have owned a z580ca for over a year, no updates at all. I had to do the 6.0 manually, no help from asus.
    Lenovo doesn’t do tablet updates either.

  19. Dileep December 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Pls nougat updation for my ZenPad s 8.0

  20. Luís Martins December 9, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    I both ASUS 8.0 z580CA out as Android 6.0 and it asnt received security updates. I also bought ASUS Zenpad S3 10 Z500M and it received android 7.0 but the security updates from google it doesn’t receive anymore. Google release one security update every month, I bought for my son Nokia 5 and in 3 month received all the security upgrades. For this reason I will never by an ASUS phone, and if asus continues to produce equipment ignoring updates and support to the consumers, I will never by any other tablet from ASUS anymore.

  21. Mark Harrington November 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

    Well I can see I have a number of previous entries earlier in this string of comments hoping that my Asus z580ca was going to get the nougat update. It never came and since then my tablet died the ribbon cables melted the battery blistered the GPU and the CPU bubbled so I bought a new Asus zenpad 380 m which has half the horsepower one quarter the rom and runs a mediatek CPU GPU instead of Intel. I missed the speed of my zenpad 580 CA but unfortunately it was never planned to be upgraded. However when I received my zenpad z380m it was new in a box sealed unopened just got it 3 days ago it was supposed to come with marshmallow and automatically update to nougat and it was already updated to nougat 7.0 then it got a firmware update so it must have been one of the latest ones they have developed however I wonder if I’ll even get nougat 7.1 1 it would be nice but I certainly do miss my 4 gigabytes of RAM and my 2k viewing screen but this is the best I could afford I didn’t think an Asus tablet would melt but it did so I replaced it with something 2 years newer

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