ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 tablet has finally received the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, the ZenPad S 8.0 owners will have to download and install it manually. ASUS won’t be rolling out the FOTA (firmware over the air) update. ASUS recommends taking a backup of the data and moving the apps internal storage before installing the new update. The ZenPad S 8.0 getting Marshmallow also gives hope to other tablet owners as well.
The ZenPad S 8.0 Z58C tablet gets the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update which basically removes a bunch of pre-loaded apps that might be considered as bloatware. The release notes lay out a few words of caution before users can install the new update. For starters, the tablet won’t support APP2SD feature and requires the users to move all apps to the internal storage. Also, do not delete the user account for if you do that then your tablet may not let you add multiple user accounts.
The most interesting bit is ASUS finally acting up against the bloatware apps and will remove quite a bunch of them post the update. Post that, the users might see a real difference in performance when the tablet’s software version moves from Lollipop to Marshmallow.
Firmware Version: V126.96.36.199
This update needs to be done MANUALLY. It will not update over the air. The reason? You need to take some precautions before going ahead with this update.
Now be aware of some substantial changes with this update. You NEED TO PREPARE for this update. Asus has listed these details here.
The new app additions include Facebook Messenger and Google Calendar. Not only that, users can get rid of the ASUS specific features Email, Calendar, Music and even Browser after Factory reset. The ASUS Mobile Manager is updated with Power Saver and Auto-Start manager integrations. All other apps will get an update and you can also fetch the latest version using Google Play Store. Most importantly, ASUS has added ZenPad Care app.
ASUS clarifies that this 1.36GB file size bearing Marshmallow update is meant for the Worldwide editions of ZenPad S 8.0 tablet. We recommend you to charge your tablet to more than 50 percent and continue charging it while the update gets installed.