ASUS today announced that users of the world-leading ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro gaming phones can now enjoy all the benefits of the latest Android 13 update[i]. Updates for other models in the ROG Phone series, including the Batman Edition and the Diablo Edition, the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate, and the ROG Phone 5 series, will be rolled out according to the provisional schedule listed below. Additionally, users of the popular Zenfone 9 and Zenfone 8 models are reminded that their Android 13 update has already been released, and they can install it if they have not already done so.
What's in Android 13?
Android 13 allows users to further customize their phone to match their style, with an expanded range of theme-matching app icons for both Google and third-party apps, and languages can be specified on a per-app basis. There's also a redesigned media player with an improved album artwork display and an animated playback bar. Users are now in full control of app notifications, and there are enhanced privacy safeguards. Android 13 on ASUS smartphones includes an exclusive customized System Preferences feature that optimizes commonly-used system settings for easy access. Users can choose to use either this or the stock Android 13 version. ASUS is committed to continuously delivering the best smartphone experience possible to all its users, and is working hard to ensure that they enjoy a smooth and seamless transition to this exciting new version of Android.
Zenfone 8 series January 2023
Zenfone 9 series December 2022
ROG Phone 6 / 6Pro February 2023
ROG Phone 6D / 6D Ultimate March 2023
ROG Phone Batman Edition Qualcomm version: February 2023 / MediaTek version: March 2023
ROG Phone Diablo Edition Qualcomm version: February 2023
ROG Phone 5 series May 2023
[i] Availability of the FOTA update may vary according to region and country.
[ii] All dates are provisional and subject to change.