Get Android Nougat update for ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) now. Full details

I’ve had a great number of inquiries about when the Nougat update is coming to the Z500M. I’m happy to say the time for that update starts now! There was little doubt the update was inevitable simply because the ZenPad 3S 10 is a flagship model and recently the Z500KL model got the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

So there are a few substantial changes that will take place after the update. First though, you can initial this update via your main setting page. I would suggest switching on your wifi which likely will fetch the OTA update. Otherwise, go into System Settings (scroll to bottom) > System Updates > Check For Updates. You may also receive an update notification but I suggest to simply initiate this update.

Let’s talk about bugs, issues, or cool features in the comment section below!

Version: Z500M_WW_V14.0210.1706.20

Date: 2017/06/29

Release Notes:


  • Remove  redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”、“Splendid” 、“System update” from all apps menu.
  • Remove ”PC Suite” (CD ROM)
  • Remove “Tap and hold to show menu” form Settings > ASUS customized settings > Touch key setting. Add “Tap and hold to activate Multi-window ”in Touch key setting.
  • Quick Settings supports multiple pages , user can swipe left to right to see more quick settings if using more than 12. User can enter edit screen by tap the edit button on top right corner to determine which settings enabling or disabling.
  • Default Tap and hold Recent apps key to activate Multi-window
  • Add “Game Genie”
  • ZenUI Keyboard added New Unicode code 9.0 emoji and skin tone.
  • The preloaded Holo Spiral, Bubbles, Black Hole, and Phase Beam live wallpapers are not compatible with Android N and will be removed after system update.
  • Add bundled notifications switch. (Settings > Notification > Configure notifications.) When multiple notifications for a single app are received, they can be bundled together into a single group. This group can be expanded to seethe individual messages.
  • For user who use Easy mode, a Launcher app menu will show on the screen after upgrading from Android M to Android N. Please select your default launcher again.
  • Add bundled notifications switch. (Settings > Notification > Configure notifications)

    When multiple notifications for a single app are received, they can be bundled together into a single group. This group can be expanded to see the individual messages.

  • Lock screen wallpaper slideshow

    Change wallpaper every time you wake up your device. And users can go to”Settings” -> “Lock screen” -> “Wallpaper slideshow settings” for setting.

[source: Asus ZenTalk]



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  1. Tom June 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    Did they add a phone dialer so we can use the tablet as a phone?

  2. Cissy July 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    Recieved it today. Finally I can use split screen that I have been waiting for. It was so hard to use this tablet with Android 6 because I have phone with 7.1.1 and I couldn’t do things with it that I could with my phone. Thank you Asus for keeping promises and updating it to 7.0 although I’d love to receive 7.1.1 update some day 🙂

  3. FrankDrebin July 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    DLNA doesn’t work in nougat :/

  4. Vin July 16, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    New update crashes frequently

  5. David Betts August 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    Is it just me but since update I have lost the use of my return/back key

  6. DELMOR K CHRISTENSEN June 3, 2019 at 12:57 am #

    Here it is June of 2019 and I just got my zentab s3 Z500M (got it new) when I go to updates nothing happens and I am still running V 6 my phone Samsung A5 updated to Oreo. BTW quite happy with the S3 just wish I could update it.

  7. David J. Ring, Jr. June 5, 2019 at 11:54 pm #

    Same thing, no updates. Running 7.0 still.

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