Asus already presented its official update timeline for Android 13 in November. According to plan, the Zenfone 9 was the first Asus cell phone to receive the new software today. Users from several countries have already confirmed the arrival of the firmware.
Asus Zenfone 9 running Android 13
The new Zenfone 9 build has the serial number WW_33.0804.2060.65 and contains the latest security patch from December 5, 2022. The Asus ZenUI remains very close to pure Android, but offers some practical additions. The changelog, on the other hand, is miles long. After the update, you will be offered a short tutorial mentioning some of the new features.
The new notification permissions, cross-device copy and paste, increased privacy when accessing media from apps, the new media player with full display of album art and the ability to assign different languages to different apps are highlighted.
The next Asus devices to receive the Android 13 update are the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip in January. Unlike other companies, Asus rolls out by serial number, not by country or territory. So you can’t really predict when it’s your turn. If you don’t want to wait any longer, you can start the manual search at any time in the settings of your Zenfone 9 under software update.