Nougat update finally rolling out to ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone 3 Laser

ASUS is finally rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to two models in the ZenFone 3 lineup — the ZenFone 3 Zoom and the ZenFone 3 Laser. The update comes in at roughly 1GB, and increments the version number of the ZenFone 3 Zoom to V20.31.49.2 and that of the ZenFone 3 Laser to V30.41.12.1.

Along with Nougat-specific changes — split-screen multitasking, improved Doze mode, and notification replies — the update brings a Portrait Mode, ability to shoot in RAW, tweaks to the ZenUI launcher (Google Assistant is now baked in), and a Google Now feed to the left of the home screen.

The update is being rolled out in stages, so it may take up to a week for all variants of the ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone 3 Laser to receive it. If you're rocking either device, head into your phone's settings to see if the update is available.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.