Android Nougat update comes to ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL)

It’s official now! You can get the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL) model as of today. If you don’t get the notification, then go into your settings, about device and check for updates. This udpate is for the WW SKU version only. Here are some details:

Version: WW-5.3.7

File Size: 1.72 GB

Date: 2017/03/31

Notes:

We’ve seen the update rolled out to many of the Zenfone models, so hopefully this is just the start of Android Nougat for the ZenPad models. There are a few changes, some which are not listed here. Please let us know about the PC link app and whether it’s still functional after this upate.

1.Remove  redundant app shortcuts “Audio Wizard”、 “Share Link” 、“System update” from all apps menu.
2.Remove ”PC Suite” (CD ROM)
3.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.
4.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.
5.Default Tap and hold Recent apps key to activate Multi-window
6.Add “Game Genie”
7.ZenUI Keyboard added New Unicode code 9.0 emoji and skin tone.
8.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.
9.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.
10.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.
11.Update various app version: Webstorage、Facebook、Instagram、SuperNote、MyAsus
12.Add 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.com]

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  1. Mirek April 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    Hi, 2 issues:

    * Any news on Nougat for Z580CA ?

    * For Z580CA there’s a new Marshmallow minor
    update, still version 6.0.1 and API/SDK 23 but
    uploaded on 2017/02/23 to Asus.com firmware
    download webpage.

    Info about this update:

    ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA)
    Firmware: V5.5.7 (for WW SKU version only)
    Build Number: MMB29P.WW_P01M-V5.5.7-20170119
    Build Fingerprint:
    asus/WW_P01M/P01M_3:6.0.1/MMB29P/WW_P01M-V5.5.7-20170119:user/release-keys

    Improvments:
    1.Update apps in the following:
    a.MobileManager
    b.MyASUS
    c.SoundRecorder
    2.Update Google security patch
    3.Bug fixes

    The direct Download link to this update package is:

    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/Zenpad/Z580CA/UL-P01M-WW-5.5.7.0-user.zip

    It can be safely installed without USB-PC connection. I have done it, no problems like this:

    A. Download the UL-P01M-WW-5.5.7.0-user.zip using
    the link above, to folder root > sdcard

    B. Restart the device after which user will be
    notified about the system update pending on the
    action bar at top of screen.

    C. Connect device to battery charger(just in case).

    D. Tap the system update notification.

    E. The update process will commence.
    At the beginning a few confirmations by the
    user are required, after which the update will
    continue for several minutes untill the device
    will restart and “Update successful” pops up on
    Lock screen or Home screen depending on user’s
    settings.

    • Mirek April 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      Btw.this minor update 5.5.7.0. for unknown reasons is measurably slower than it’s predecessor 5.5.1.0.
      Under repeated benchmarks I have noted a mean performance drop of about 8%. It’s noticeable in the file access/operations area. File operations take a significantly longer to perform.

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