Asus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) starts receiving Android 9 Pie over the air

Peter, 03 January 2019

Some of you may have already updated your Asus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) to Android 9 Pie by downloading it manually. If you didn’t, you’ll soon be getting a notification about an Over The Air update.

The update brings the software up to V16.0610.1812.58. It includes the Pie OS as well as a a new security patch (not entirely clear which month, however). Besides that, there are no major changes to ZenUI and the pre-installed apps.

Note that the update is pushed out in batches, so you may not get the notification right away. You can go into the Settings > System menu to check for the update manually.

The higher-end Zenfone 5z is already moving over to Pie – an OTA update was delivered to Taiwanese units just before the end of 2018. A wider distribution should start soon.

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The auto brightness is not locked anymore, it means that if you in a bright place (outdoor), the brightness is cranked to max value and vice versa. In 8.0, auto can be limited to e.g. half value and it can't goes beyond that even in outdoor. So, now ...

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Does the new update brings support fro Camera to API? Please confirm

  • Son

I just updated my Asus Z5 to android pie and so far the changes i noticed is the "recent apps" which previously let's you swipe/clear opened apps vertically not has become horizontally. ZenUI no new updates nor no new features (pretty much the same a...