Taiwanese consumer electronics maker Asus had released a list of its smartphones which would receive a stable Android Pie update just yesterday. And today, the company has promised to release the beta version of Android Pie update for its Zenfone Max Pro M1.
We should mention that earlier this week, Asus had announced that beta testing of Android Pie update for the device is now open. The company has also started accepting applications on its website from the users who wish to test ZenFone Max Pro M1 beta.
The final stable version of Android 9.0 Pie for Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be rolled out when the company is sure there are no bugs or other issues in the software. This will only happen after Asus completes testing the update with the users who sign up.
The users who want to try out the new beta update can download it from the Asus’s official website. However, before they do that, they would first have to fill an application on the company’s website. Users would also need to share their smartphone’s IMEI information, serial number and current firmware details to be eligible for the participation in the Beta Power User Program.
But Asus says, “Please keep in mind that this is beta software programme, the beta software updates are sometimes not as stable as our official Software Updates. By installing this update, you accept the potential risks.”
The beta update gives an advantage to both the users and the company. While users get to use the newer version of Android, developers find about the bugs in the update that need to be fixed before a stable roll-out.
In a statement on their official website Asus said, “This program gives you access to early updates for feedback and testing so that the official Android Pie update is served as delicious and stable as you’d like it.”
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was launched in April 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo. The company was supposed to release the Pie update by end of February 2019 but it seems like Asus is a little late on their promise. It is still not sure when the beta version will be upgraded with the stable version of Android Pie, however, it shouldn’t take long.