While the rest of the world is preparing for or already enjoying Android 10, Asus has finally rolled out Android 9 Pie for the original ROG Phone. The device is not at the top of Asus’s priority list, but releasing a crucial Android update more than a year after its initial release is nothing short of blasphemous.
The update, which carries software version 16.0410.1910.91, brings almost all of Pie’s standout features, such as Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, status bar icon manager, and Digital Wellbeing. Features like Page Marker, ZeniMoji, report Location in Safeguard, weather animation setting, and AI charging have been removed, while Game Center and Game Genie have been given a facelift.
As always, Android 9 Pie is being pushed out as an incremental update, so, it could be a while before you get the update in your region. To check for the update manually, go to Settings > System > System updates.
Here’s the complete changelog:
- Upgraded system to Android P
- Removed Page Marker, ZeniMoji, Report Location in Safeguard, weather animation setting, AI charging
- Removed the Yandex cloud option of File Manager Application
- Upgraded Game Center to Armoury Crate with whole new design
- Added “Adaptive brightness”, “Adaptive Battery”, “New notifications”, “Status bar icon manager”, “Screen recorder”, and “Local backup” in Settings
- Upgraded Game Genie panel with new design and features
- Added Android P “Swipe up on Home button” gesture
- Support 24-hour forecast in Weather application
- Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, and Weather applications
- Redesigned volume control panel following Android P