Taiwanese multinational technology company Asus announced the official Android 13 update timeline in November. The first device I planned to get it was the Zenfone 9, which is currently receiving new software.
According to tech news website GSM Arena, multiple reports from Zenfone 9 owners from numerous countries on Reddit have confirmed that the rollout is underway.
Unlike other companies, Asus is phasing rollouts by serial number, not by country or region, so it’s basically all down to luck. However, manually checking for updates may help.
The new build has a security patch level of 2022-12-05 and is labeled WW 33.0804.2060.65.
While it sometimes offers its own useful features, Asus’ ZenUI remains very close to stock Android, especially in terms of appearance. Not very custom, however, and the overall feel of the UI is eerily similar to what you’ll get on the Pixel, reports GSM Arena.
After updating the software, users get a short tutorial mentioning some new features.
Among other things, it highlights new notification permissions, cross-device copy and paste, and more privacy around app media access.
According to GSM Arena, the next Asus devices to receive the Android 13 update are the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip, which will be released next month.
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