Asus has announced that it has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update for the ZenFone 4 (A400CG), ZenFone 5 (A500/A501CG) and ZenFone 6 (A600/A601CG) smartphones. In India the update is now rolling out for the Zenfone 4 (A400CG) smartphone. The Zenfone 4 (A450CG) that went on sale in India recently runs on Android KitKat out of the box. The KitKat update the entire Zenfone series is available in China, Taiwan and other countries. It brings call blocking, video effects or filters, full dual standby with two SIM cards (dual SIM models only) and a special Do Not Disturb mode.
Regarding the Kitkat update for the Zenfone 4, Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India said,
Our users have been eagerly awaiting the android update and we are extremely elated to announce its upgradation at this time of the year. The Kitkat update and other additional interesting features will further redefine their experience with their Zenfones.
Other features in the new update include, Do Not Disturb mode and Customizable applications in Quick Tool Box. The Extended Easy Mode will have the Contacts, Call Log, Dialer and Messaging apps adapt for improved readability in Easy Mode and the extended ASUS ZenUI Launcher now includes, missed calls, unread e-mails and unread messages from VIP contacts now be displayed.
The camera and photo editing now has automatic Image Stabilization and Filter effects for videos. Zenfone users can now have Data Transfer – Data migration assistance to easily transfer user data from other mobile devices to Zen Devices with additional PC Link and Remote Link. They will also have an Omlet Chat with added “Bbbler Actors” emoticons. FM Radio will now auto scan local radio stations, manual frequency input, added support for– Program Service & Radio Text of RDS.
Other new features include, Support for 24-hour format, User-adjustable widget transparency, Swipe to skip cards and Quick Action Button to what’s next notification. We have received the Android 4.4 update on our Zenfone 5 Taiwan unit over-the-air. It is 456.62MB. The update should roll out for all the Zenfone smartphones soon.