The ASUS Zenfone 7 Android 12 Update is rolling out to users. The flagship phones were launched in 2020 with Android 10, and received the Android 11 firmware last year.
What’s new in the ASUS Zenfone 7 Android 12 Update
The new software is based on Android 12, and includes the privacy dashboard, and indicators to show when apps are using the camera, microphone, and the clipboard. The update allows users to give approximate location access to apps, and microphone access for certain environments.
The firmware overhauls the design of the Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel. The ASUS Safeguard has been replaced with stock Emergency SOS. The Quick Settings layout option has been removed from the Display settings page. The update removes SIP calling support from the ASUS Phone app.
The Launcher app has a new design for the widget page. The Overview page no longer has the hotseat app icons. ASUS has added a system charging animation in the update. The Wi-Fi and mobile network options have been unified under one section called Internet settings.
The ASUS Zenfone 7 Android 12 Update includes several redesigned apps including the following:
- Data Transfer,
- File Manager
- Local backup
- Mobile Manager
- Setup wizard
- Sound recorder
- System update
The firmware version of the ASUS Zenfone 7 Android 12 Update is 31.0210.0210.250. It is available for devices with the model numbers ZS670KS and ZS671KS.
ASUS says that it is seeding the update in batches, and that it might take a few days for the FOTA to reach all users. The Taiwan company has advised users to try checking for updates manually, by navigating to the Settings > System page, and tapping on the System updates option.