ASUS ZenFone users have been long awaiting for the release of Android’s flavor onto their devices, and finally, for them the wait is over. Users have been urged to keep close tabs on their notification and status bars, and to update as soon as the update appears on your device – that by now it should have.
It was officially confirmed that ASUS would be rolling the KitKat update out onto the ZenFone devices over the weekend, but that is something that many users wait on for an extended period of time, and ultimately wonder if their devices will ever receive an update to their operating system.
It has always been an issue with Android devices. Where Apple frequently updates its iOS across the board – and all at once – with so many different makers being on board with Android OS, it becomes difficult, and oftentimes impossible to actually update all devices, every time.
Many have asked the question, as more information is brought to the forefront regarding Android 5.0 that updating to Android 5.0 won’t even be an issue because most makers have not even updated their devices to KitKat yet.
However, getting better technology, new technology, or just fixes to Android devices seems to be something that historically companies have been dragging their feet on. The companies tend to avoid giving their low and mid-range users the support they need, in terms of updates to a software, or operating systems, and stick with the original internal workings of the device.
Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing – for the customer who sees an Apple update in software every year – it can become numbing. Eventually, it will start hurting the company, and that is a problem that phone makers of Android devices have begun to realize.
ASUS has taken the leap and many hope that this is only the first of many smartphone companies that updates some of their older, plus lower-end devices to more up-to-date software and operating systems, if the devices can handle it, because software is the most noticeable feature a user will experience when going to a new device, or simply getting an update – and it could go a long way to improving the longevity of Android devices, and keeping user base clipped.