ASUS phone owners are in for a treat – the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has given an updated timeline for its Android 13 update schedule. The latest version of the OS will soon be available for several ASUS smartphones, including its Zenfone and ROG series devices.
— ASUS (@ASUS) November 13, 2022
An online post from the company’s official Twitter account mentioned several devices which are scheduled to receive Android 13. Starting with the Zenfone devices, the Zenfone 9 series will receive Android 13 this December, while the slightly older Zenfone 8 series will get the update later in January next year.
— ROG Global (@ASUS_ROG) November 13, 2022
As for the ROG phones, Android 13 will be available for ASUS’ high-end gaming smartphones next year, with the update launching for the ASUS ROG Phone 6D, ROG Phone 6D Ultimate, ROG Phone 6, and ROG Phone 6 Pro in Q1 2023, while it will be available at later dates in Q2 2023 for the ASUS ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, ROG Phone 5s, and ROG Phone 5s Pro.
With that said, it’s rather encouraging to see more manufacturers roll out consistent software updates for Android devices, given that it was a point of contention regarding the mobile platform in the past. A few weeks ago, an Android 13 beta was also made available for the Zenfone 9, although this was only accessible for a select number of users.