ASUS has confirmed the Android 12 roll out schedule for its Zenfone and ROG phone models, soon after Google rolled out Android 12 update for its Pixel devices. ASUS said that it has already recruited Zenfone 8 users for the Android 12 beta testing program, which will help identify and fix bugs based on real user experiences before the final software that will roll out in December.
The ZenFone 8 series will get it in December. ROG Phone 5 and 5s series will get it in the first quarter of 2022. The upgrades for the Zenfone 7 series and ROG Phone 3 series are expected during the first half of 2022. It is a good thing that the company has promised to roll out stable update for its phones instead of roll out beta.
Android 12 stable roll out schedule
From December 2021
- Zenfone 8
- Zenfone 8 Flip
From Q1 2022
- ROG Phone 5
- ROG Phone 5s
From H1 2022
- Zenfone 7
- ROG Phone 3
Since ASUS just says that the update will start from December 2021, the roll-out should be gradual, and it will take time to reach to all the devices globally.
The company is yet to launch the ASUS 8z (Zenfone 8) smartphone in India, after teasing it back in August. It was expected to launch during the Big Billion Days sale earlier this month, but no we still don’t have any details about the launch.