1. Mr_PitVIPER's Avatar
    After unboxing the ASUS Zenfone 5Q that I bought and setting up, I discovered that it runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat).

    It is perfectly fine for me, as Android 7.1.1 isn't the "oldest" Android version out there; it's a slight bit more advanced than Android 7.0 but older than Android Oreo.

    However, my question now is, could Android Nougat phones receive the Android 9 (Android P) that will be coming out soon? I inquire about this because my ASUS Zenfone 5Q was released THIS YEAR, so I believe there is a chance of an upgrade to Android P once it is released.
    07-19-2018 07:08 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Does your device have Oreo yet? I wouldn't consider that P is happening unless Asus has updated the device to Oreo already.
    07-19-2018 08:02 PM
  3. Mr_PitVIPER's Avatar
    It actually does not, however, I was notified by some people that phones released in a 12-19 month range prior to the release date of an Android version could be compatible/ able to receive the it.
    07-19-2018 10:21 PM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    Oh, they certainly could be, but Asus needs to release it...
    07-19-2018 10:43 PM
  5. Michael Dizy's Avatar
    I want to update my android
    07-19-2018 11:09 PM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    I want to update my android
    I suggest creating your own thread, and include more details such as which device you have, which carrier you're on, what version your device is running now...
    07-19-2018 11:33 PM
  7. Mr_PitVIPER's Avatar
    I see. So you are saying, it IS POSSIBLE for a manufacturer to update an Android Nougat phone to an Android P (9) phone, if they are willing (even though Android Oreo is skipped)?
    07-20-2018 05:07 PM
  8. hallux's Avatar
    I suppose it's possible, but if they chose not to do the development for Oreo, why would you think they'll do it for P? It's very rare that a major version is skipped, but it happens with point releases.
    07-20-2018 07:56 PM
  9. Mr_PitVIPER's Avatar
    I'm just curious because ASUS has not released the oreo update which makes me wonder whether or not they are saving the update for Android P.

    If you don't mind, Android Authority, may you kindly try to get in contact with ASUS and try to persuade them to release the Android Oreo for the ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL) and other phones which have not been updated?

    Thanks!
    07-27-2018 08:53 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    This site a) is not directly associated with Google or Android, we are simply a community of Android enthusiasts and b) Android Authority is another site that's similar to this one in the fact that they are not associated with Google or Android in an official capacity.

    If you have concerns about os support for your device, I suggest you provide feedback directly to the manufacturer of your device.
    07-28-2018 06:34 AM
  11. Mr_PitVIPER's Avatar
    Noted. Thank you!
    08-02-2018 08:05 AM

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