Asus has done a great job of providing updates to its latest top-of-the-line devices. Earlier this month, the company launched a stable Android 10 build for ZenFone 6/6Z and recruited beta testers for the ROG Phone II. Most recently, the company launched a stable Android 10 update for last year’s ZenFone 5Z. However, it did not extend the same angle to some other devices. For example, the company dropped plans to update ZenFone 4 to Android Pie late last month. However, thankfully, it seems that the first generation ROG Phone will not receive the same treatment.
The first-generation ROG phone, announced last July, comes with Android 8.1 Oreo. More than a year after Google launched Android 9 Pie on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, ROG Phone is getting its first stable software build. According to a recent post on Asus’s ZenTalk forum, the latest update to ROG Phone (v16.0410.1910.91) will upgrade the system to Android P and bring some changes to Asus ZenUI. Here are the official release notes for the Android 9 Pie update for ROG Phone:
The system upgraded to Android P
Deleted PAge Marker, ZeniMoji, Location Report in Safeguard, weather animation settings, AI charging
Deleted Yandex cloud activity of the File Manager app
Game center upgraded to Armed Barrel with an all-new design
Added “Adaptable Brightness,” “Adaptable Battery,” “New Notifications,” “Status bar icon manager,” “Screen recorder,” and “Local backup” in Settings
Game Genie console upgraded with new design and features
Added the “Swipe up on Home button” gesture on Android P
24-hour forecast support in the Weather app
Improved Mobile Manager, Contacts, File Manager, Computer, Clock, Library, and Weather apps
Volume panel redesigned by Android P
The OTA update for ROG Phone is being phased out and will initially only reach some users. You can check for updates in the System updates section from within your device settings. The update will arrive on your device in the next few days, in case you haven’t received it yet.