18 November 2022
The Zenfone 9 has become the first Asus smartphone to receive the Android 13 stable update. The compact flagship entered the beta testing stage about four months ago. The team seems to be satisfied with the recent beta build release and decided to make it available via the stable channel as well.
As you would expect, the stable rollout is happening over the air (OTA). It means whenever it will become available for your device, you will receive a notification from the system. You can also check for the update manually by visiting the system settings. The update size is unknown but its build number is WW_33.0804.2060.65. It also brings the latest Android security patch level dated December 5th, 2022.
Here is the official Zenfone 9 Android 13 changelog:
- Upgraded system to Android 13
- Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, Emergency Dialer, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, and other Asus apps 4. Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 13 design
- Added the notification permission feature. You can adjust the permission of each app in the Apps & notifications Settings
- System clipboard added “Auto delete” and editor features
- Added the QR code scanner option for the lock screen shortcut feature, and the “Control from locked device” feature in the Security & lock screen setting 8. If Bedtime option is setup in Digital Wellbeing, system color scheme can now be set to automatically
The release is just the beginning of Asus' Android 13 upgrade plans. The company has Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip in line next for the latest Android version. It shared a complete roadmap last month where it aims to upgrade all eligible devices by the second quarter of 2022.