Highlights

  • ZenUI 4.0 out for four ZenFone 4 variants and ZenFone 3
  • Bloatware apps have been reduced, speeding the performance
  • Android O update expected in the second half of 2018

With the rollout of four ZenFone 4 variants in an event in Taiwan yesterday, the company announced that it’s ZenUI 4 will make its debut in all the four devices – meaning that these phones will run ZenUI 4 out-of-the-box.

The four variants of ZenFone 4 include Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 and ZenFone Pro. The ZenFone 3 which was launched last year has also been included in this list. The Android O update for the listed devices is expected by the second half of 2018.

ZenUI 4.0

The previous ZenUIs contained a large number of bloatware apps without affecting the performance of the device. It took very long for Asus to realise that bloatware apps may or may not affect the performance of the device, but users do not like their app menu to be cluttered with default apps that may not use and are unable to delete.

Switching back to the ZenUI 4, the new ZenUI is said to be the ‘lightest Android UI skin to date’ by Asus. The company has reduced the count of bloatware apps from 35 to 13. If you think 13 preloaded apps are still too many, they include Twiter, Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, which you might be downloading after unboxing your device, albeit they not being in the phone.

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The company claims that the ZenUI 4 is capable of improving the performance of popular apps. The new UI comes with a highly effective speed boost, compared to ZenUI 3.

It also has something for those of you who like to keep their the personal and work life separate from each other. It features a Twin App feature which allows you to operate two social media accounts on a single device. This feature is similar to the earlier introduced Redmi Note 4 which is known as Dual Apps.

ZenUI 4.0

There is also a Page Maker feature, which is a separate bookmarking app for that saves all your articles and excerpts on your device and back them up in the Google Drive. You can read them as per your convenience on your phone whether it’s online or offline.

ZenUI 4.0

All of this comes packed in the newly launched Asus ZenFone 4 variants, while the Zenfone 3 will get the update soon (date has yet not been specified by the company). Potential buyers will have to wait till second half of 2018 for Android O update though.

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