With many smartphones slowly getting upgraded to last years Android Marshmallow update, the latest to join the race is the Zenfone 2 Laser by Asus. This is not just a completely new OS which will be coming to the device but Asus has removed heaps of Bloatware Apps from the device which were one of the major let down in the otherwise amazing devices.
The details about the update were first seen on the company’s Asus ZenTalk message board, the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KL) is now upgrading to Android 6.0 (Build 18.104.22.168_M3.6.44). The company even gave a list of Apps which will be removed from the device and will no longer be available pre-loaded on the device after you upgrade your Asus Zenfone 2 laser to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Things to do before starting the Upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Zenfone 2 Laser:
Back up data and transfer media files like photos and videos to SD card from internal storage. If you are using APP2SD note that Android Marshmallow does not support this App.
Steps to Upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Asus Zenfone 2 Laser:
Many users have started receiving Push Notification for the Upgrade and if you are one of those who did not get the notification follow the steps mentioned below.
- Tap on Settings and then scroll to the Bottom and tap on About
- Now tap on System Update option to check for the availability of the update
- If the update is available you have to manually update your device
The List of Apps (Bloatware) removed after Android 6.0 upgrade from Asus Zenfone 2 Laser:
19.Google settings (Integrated in ASUS Settings)
Asus has also managed to add in three new apps which are quite useful – Google Calender, Google Messenger and Dr. Booster. For whatever reason Asus has gone ahead with this step, be it expiration of the agreement of certain software’s or because of the amount of space which the Bloatware take up, it is a welcome change to make the devices appear more premium.