ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) and Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) models receiving new OTA updates hard-reset.net

Asus has slowed down in pushing the software updates to its Zenfone 2 lineup when to compare to the earlier days. However, we are receiving occasional OTA updates, and the new one comes under this category. Asus has started rolling out a new OTA update to Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) and Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) models. The Zenfone 2 Laser OTA update with version number 1.16.40.1338 is slated to bring Android for Work support and several bug fixes. To remind you, back in March, the same Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) model caught running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow beta build so that we can expect the Android M release around the corner.

On the other hand, the Zenfone Zoom update v2.26.40.72(MR3.2) packs various improvements along with long list of bug fixes. There are fixes for issues like incorrect charging status after cable out, SIM drop issue and a host of improvements in the camera department. You can check them out one by one down below.

See Also: ASUS releases Marshmallow update time frame for most of its devices

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) Release Note:

  • Several Apps update
  • Fix Simp. Chinese Pinyin input issue when searching “Xu” in dialer
  • Improve ASUS Cell Broadcast overall stability
  • Prevent from having no service after reboot while inserting 2 STK cards into the device.
  • Fix “滴滴司机” can not dial issue.
  • Add ZenChoice – Your All-in-One app solutions platform to enrich your device’s functionality
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  • ZenUI supports Burmese language (Zawgyi)
  • “ASUS Camera new feature
    • Enable Pano Sphere Mode
    • Adjusts the color cast of the ambient light in Beautification mode. This feature provides a more natural glow of people’s faces in Beautification mode. Tap the sun icon to enable/disable the feature.”
  • Settings: Add “Asia/Manila” timezone
  • Update Theme store feature- A new variety of premium themes now available in Themes app!
  • Add Screenshot sound settings
  • Add Android for Work feature
  • Enable Pano Sphere Mode
  • Several Apps update

ASUS Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) Release Note:

  • [Charger] Fixed incorrect charging status after cable out.
  • [Camera] Fixed the bug resulted from the previous power-on via shutter key.
  • [Audio] Increase headset detect de-bounce time to improve music auto play when to plug out headset slowly
  • [Modem] Patch for MO MT call failure in some areas in GuanZhou
  • [Modem] Improved SIM drop issue.
  • [Camera] Support more Auto Exposure shutter speed value in Manual Mode.
  • [Camera] Improved Auto Exposure accuracy in Auto Mode.
  • [Camera] Improved digital zoom image quality.
  • [Camera] ImprovedAuto white balance under artificial light source.
  • [Modem] Improve modem stability
  • [Modem] Improved modem service stability
  • [Modem] Improved modem data service stability
  • [Modem] Improved capability of returning to LTE service
  • [eMMC] Enable eMMC ver5.1
  • [Codec] Disable ALAC
  • [Camera] Fixed occasional camera APP drop
  • [SD Card] Add the new Project ID of HW_ID_MP_SD
  • [SDCARD] Fixed to drop SD card issue and remove the redundant power
  • [Camera] Improved of Auto White Balance
  • [Camera] Improved Auto Focus Speed
  • [Camera] Optimized image quality
  • [Camera] Fixed the NR zoom parameter failure.
  • Several Apps updated
  • Modified several JP version strings
  • ZenUI support Burmese language (Zawgyi font)
  • Add Dr. Booster
  • Smart and free game speed booster for faster performance on ASUS mobile devices.
  • E-label update (add ID SKD)
  • Improvement of Auto Exposure accuracy
  • Improvement of digital zoom image quality
  • Improvement of Auto Focus Speed

Let us know your impressions in the comments section below, once you’ve had the chance to update.

Also See: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Cyanogen OS 13 is now rolling out to OnePlus One

 

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