Asus Zenfone 8 gets Stable Android 12 Update

Android 12 is now the latest Android update that is gradually rolling out to all eligible devices. Many OEMs have released Android 12 beta as well as stable Android 12 for their devices. Talking about the stable Android 12 in particular, only Samsung and OnePlus have managed to do so (of course Google is a first). And now Asus has also joined the list with the stable Android 12 for the Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip.

Asus has started rolling out stable Android 12 on Zenfone 8 devices. About a few weeks ago, Asus shared the Android 12 rollout plans for its devices. And as Asus promised, the stable Android 12 for Zenfone 8 is now available. The Zenfone 8 is the latest flagship device from Asus and also the first Asus phone to get stable Android 12.

The company has officially confirmed that the Android 12 update is rolling out for the Zenfone 8 lineup. The vanilla Zenfone 8 got the update with build number 31.1004.0404.73, while the 8 Flip received the update with 31.1004.0404.61 version. And the update size is around 3GB. It is being released for Zenfone 8 users who are currently on the stable channel. If you have opted for beta, it may take some time for stable Android 12 to arrive on your phone.

Talking about new features, it brings the new Material You based theme similar to Google Pixel phones. We don’t currently have the full official Zenfone 8 Android 12 changelog, but some parts of it are available.

  • Upgraded system to Android 12
  • Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps.
  • Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design.
  • Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, show clipboard access,  approximate location access, and microphone access features.
  • Replaced ASUS Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency SOS.
  • Introduced new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hot seat app icons on the Overview page.
  • Removed the Quick Settings layout option in the Display settings.
  • ASUS Phone removed SIP calling support as Android 12 does not natively support SIP calling.
  • Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 12 yet.

The stable Android 12 for Zenfone 8 is rolling out in batches. Some users have already received the Android 12 update on their Zenfone 8, while the remaining users will get it in the next few days. In case you don’t get the update notification, you can also check for the update manually in the Software Update section under Settings.

If you’re in a haste, then you can upgrade your phone manually to Android 12, the OTA will be available in the coming days.

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