Though Asus India has officially confirmed the launch of the Asus 8z in the country, the company is yet to confirm the launch date. The Asus 8z is the non-gaming flagship smartphone from the brand, which was launched in select markets with Android 11 OS.
The company has now started recruiting testers for the Android 12 OS on the Asus 8z, which is globally known as Asus Zenfone 8, this means, the Asus 8z might launch in India with Android 12 OS along with stock UI.
Do note that, Asus has already released a couple of Android 12 beta versions. However, these updates were based on the AOSP build and didn’t include any Asus-specific features that are available on the Android 11 OS version.
Do note that, Google is yet to release the final stable build of the Android 12 OS, which is likely to happen along with the launch of the Google Pixel 6, which is highly unlikely to launch in India. Given this news, Asus might release the stable version of Android 12 OS as soon as it goes official, and the Asus 8z might even come with Android OS out-of-the-box.
How To Get Android 12 OS On Asus 8z/Asus ZenFone 8?
Enroll in the Beta Test Program on the Asus 8z or the Asus Zenfone 8 from the Settings > System > System update menu. If Asus accepts your application for the beta testing, you will be able to get Android 12 OS beta on the Asus smartphone.
Do note that, you can only apply for beta testing between October 1 and October 13. The company also confirms that everything about the beta software is confidential, and the user should not share any information on public platforms.
Asus specifies that installing the beta version of Android 12 will not void the warranty. However, if you plan on leaving the beta testing to get the stable version, you have to send a request to Asus by posting a thread or sending a personal message to the moderators.
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Story first published: Sunday, October 3, 2021, 9:09 [IST]