The update brings several new improvements and the all-new ZenUI 4.0. No, it’s not the Android 8.0 Oreo update, it’s just a lighter, cleaner, and smarter ZenUI skin on top of Nougat. The software version number is V14.0200.1712.347. It also installs the December Android security patch on the device.
The new ZenUI 4.0 is close to stock, but with a few Asus apps. It is still much better than the previous ZenUI versions. According to Asus, instead of 35 pre-installed apps, the new ZenUI has only 13 apps and includes features such as a smarter AI gallery, page maker, Twin apps, and more.
Once again, this update is for the Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL), so do not install it on any other device. In September this year, the company rolled out a similar update to the Zenfone 3 Zoom. The Asus Zenfone 4 is set to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update this month.