Asus continues its slow but steady rollout of Android Oreo to their devices. The latest to get the Oreo 8.0 treatment is the Asus ZenFone 4 Pro. The 5.5″ displayed phone running the Snapdragon 835 SoC is receiving firmware update V15.0410.1802.34. The update is for the unlocked ZS551KL variant of the the phone. That is the model that was sold here in the US via Asus’ Amazon store front.
According to the release notes, you have all of the benefits of Oreo coming to the phone but also improved power consumption through software optimization and Oreo itself. There is also a new “Long Screenshot” function for taking screenshots of an entire scrolling screen on your phone.
The launcher in the update also brings a Pixel-style swipe up to get to the App Drawer instead of a dedicated button in the Dock. There are also various other UI improvements that come in the update.
There is no official word on the size of the update but based on the Oreo update of similar devices, you can expect a 1.5-1.8GB download which will need to be done via WiFi.
If you have an Asus ZenFone 4 Pro, the update was released yesterday and you can check for it by going to Settings>About>System Update to check for the update. It could still be several days before everyone sees it so patience is required.