As expected, Asus is now rolling out the ZenUI 4.0 update to the Asus Zenfone 3 series. While the Zenfone 3 Zoom seems to be the first device to be getting the update over-the-air, other devices are expected to follow pretty soon.
ZenUI is Asus’s custom software skin on top of Android. The latest ZenUI 4.0 brings some neat changes to the User-Interface and the UI is now lighter, cleaner and smarter the ever. ZenUI 4.0 significantly reduces the bloatware i.e pre-installed apps (from 35 to 13) and hence is lighter than previous version of ZenUI. However, it is worthy to note that it does not resemble stock Android. Additionally, features like Twin Apps, page maker, AI-powered Gallery etc have been aded.
The Asus Zenfone 4 series comes with ZenUI 4.0 out-of-the box. The Zenfone 3 Zoom ZenUI 4.0 update comes with version number V126.96.36.199. Since the updates are usually pushed out in parts, it make a while before the update reaches your device. To check manually go to Settings –> About –> Software update.
The other Zenfone 3 series phones are expected to receive the ZenUI 4.0 update soon.