ASUS rolls out the first Android 11 beta update for ZenFone 7 Pro testers
ASUS has worked on updating their ZenFone series of devices to Android 11. We’ve seen Android 11 beta builds rolling out for the ZenFone 6. The latest member of the family to get the taste of Android 11 is the ZenFone 7 Pro. Users who signed up for the public beta testing program are now receiving the first Android 11 beta build on their phones.
The update comes with version 30.04.31.30 and is a little over 1GB in size. Judging from the build number, it was compiled on October 11. The Android 11 update for this phone brings along many exciting changes including device controls in Power Menu, bubble notifications for supported apps, improved Quick Settings panel design, more control over app permissions, Nearby Share tiles and a whole lot more. The Taiwanese OEM has also revamped a bunch of stock apps, including Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, and Local backup.
There are a couple of advantages of offering a limited public beta before the actual major update. Not only it puts less pressure on the QA department, but it also allows the company to collect real life usage data in a controlled manner. Moreover, this practice does help to squash those nasty (and sometimes catastrophic) bugs before the official update would begin to roll out.
As mentioned earlier, this is a limited public beta, which is why ASUS hasn’t published any download link for manual sideloading. It is still unclear when the stable Android 11 update will arrive for the ZenFone 7 series. However, considering the fact that the first beta build has already reached beyond internal testing, it’s quite possible that the company might release the stable builds earlier than expected. We will let you know when ASUS kicks off the stable update to Android 11.