A new update to Android Marshmallow 6.0 has begun rolling out for the two-year-old ASUS Padfone S. The hybrid device launched back in July of 2014 with KitKat 4.4.2 and offered a unique compromise between the portability of a phone and the screen real estate of a tablet — without resorting to the predictable phablet form factor.
Marshmallow may already be outdated considering this summer's release of Nougat, but the software upgrade should include many of the niceties we've come to enjoy on Android, including Doze mode and run-time app permissions. Installing the OTA file will also remove up to 22 pre-loaded apps (a.k.a. bloatware), though users are told that the amount of free internal storage will likely decrease slightly after updating.
Unfortunately, installing Marshmallow on the Padfone will also remove a few features, including the ability to install and run apps from the SD card, and multi-user will no longer be supported on the Padfone. Users who rely on a multi-user setup are advised not to upgrade to Marshmallow.
If you own a Padfone S and don't mind losing multi-user, you should soon receive a notification on your device to download the update. If you don't feel like waiting, you can also try heading over to the System Update menu in settings to upgrade manually.
- Asus Zentalk