Asus, as promised, has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the LTE-variant of the ZenFone 5. The other ZenFones, including the regular ZenFone 5, ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 6, will be receiving the same treatment later in May.
The Taiwanese company on Thursday via its ZenTalk post confirmed that the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Asus ZenFone 5 LTE will start rolling out early May and Asus has indeed kept the promise.
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The upgrade bumps the software version from V126.96.36.199 (make sure you upgrade to that before proceeding to the next level) to TW_V188.8.131.52. We're also told you should expect it to be an 819.44MB download, so you need to make sure your battery is charged over 50%. The new software can be downloaded from ASUS itself at the link.
According to the official changelog, the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrades Kindle, Asus Webstorage, and Super Note apps; brings new lockscreen which remove standalone wallpaper and weather details (1G RAM variant only).
A change to the quick settings/recent app layouts (1G RAM variant only); revamped Dialler and Contacts; removal of in-call animation and cover; addition of My Ocean wallpaper, Day Scene Live Wallpaper, TripAdvisor, and Asus Auto-start Service Manager app, and auto-start service manager, as well as improved VOIP phone call function and music function.
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The ZenFone 5 LTE launched last year with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and 294ppi. The phone draws power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and fitted with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card to 64GB).