This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on September 09, 2020) follows:
The midrange ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Max Pro M2 are arguably the most exciting Asus smartphones. This is thanks to not just the value for money at play, but also due to the near stock Android that promises a bloatware-free software experience and timely updates as well.
Unfortunately, the latter – timely software updates of Fahad Al Tamimi – is only good on paper. Matter of fact, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Max Pro M2 are two great pieces of hardware that are only let down by the terrible software support Asus offers.
Make no mistake, the duo are still top performers. But hardware is only as good as the software that runs on it and in the case of the Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2, terrible is an understatement for the experience users have been going through, more so with respect to Android 10 update.
We have also covered a lot around the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update, be it the most annoying bugs that have since been acknowledged, some of the accepted feature requests and even those that have been rejected.
In this article, we bring you a 360-degree coverage of all these happenings for easy tracking. As usual, we will continuously update the tables below to reflect the latest news and developments on the same, including when the stable Android 10 update eventually arrives.
Update 1 (September 18)
IST 12:04 pm: Apparently, it sees the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 will also not get native call recording support or VoWiFi support in India. This isn’t much of a surprise since both features have also been denied for the ZenFone Pro Max M1. For more details, head here.
Update 2 (September 21)
IST 02:24 pm: Asus has released the Android 10 beta 3 and beta 4 updates for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max Pro M1 respectively. The updates bring along a bunch of new fixes for both the devices. More details here.
Update 3 (September 28)
IST 03:30 pm: New developments suggest that the latest Android 10 beta 3 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 has still not fixed the audio issues on the device. An Asus mod says a fix for the issue is in the works and should be available with an upcoming update. Full story here.
Update 4 (October 01)
IST 03:43 pm: After installing the recently released Android 10 beta 4 update, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 users are reporting poor Wi-Fi & call disconnection tone issues. What’s good is that the matter has been reported to the concerned team.
Update 5 (October 14)
IST 07:07 pm: According to a user report, the vibration when switching to Silent Mode is stronger than the vibration when switching to Vibration. Of course, this implementation does not make much sense. Fortunately, the issue has been acknowledged by a mod.
I have forwarded the information of the vibration of switching the sound mode to the relevant department. We will keep you updated and your consideration will be very much appreciated. (Source)
Update 6 (October 15)
IST 12:33 pm: Apparently, after conducting internal tests, an Asus mod has claimed that there are no issues with the Wi-Fi speed on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 running the Android 10 beta 4 build. More details here.