Asus Zenfone 2 Laser: Woohoo! New Marshmallow update removes all that annoying bloatware

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Owners of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser will be pleased to know that the device has started to receive the eagerly anticipated upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The over the air update began being pushed out to devices last week, and according to official release notes is listed as version 13.10.6.16_M3.6.44.

The great thing is that as well as upgrading to the latest version of Android and all that encompasses, the update also removes a ton of the annoying bloatware that comes with Asus phones.

According to the release notes, the list of apps that will be removed are as follows:

Omlet
Data Transfer
Photo Frame
ASUS Backup
Dr. Safety
What’s Next
Party Link
Remote Link
PC Link
Yahoo Shopping
EZ Ding
TripAdvisor
Zinio
iReader
Dr.eye
Google+
Puffin Browser
Mirror
Google settings (Integrated in ASUS Settings)
Asus Email
Asus Calendar
Asus Messaging

In the unlikely event that you actually use any of the apps listed above then you should download them from the Google Play Store after the Marshmallow update has been installed.

The new update also adds a couple of apps, including the clean up app Dr. Booster, Google Messenger and Google Calendar.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser

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Asus also advises that users move all apps installed on MicroSD to the phone’s internal storage before proceeding with the update as App2SD feature will no longer be supported. This means that no automatic backup is made once the update is installed.

As is the case when most manufacturers release an update to a new version of Android, the release is staggered and sometimes take several weeks to reach all users. However, if you don’t want to wait that long, users can manually check their device to see if the update is available to download by going to Settings > About and refreshing the System Update option.

The Zenfone 2 Laser is the latest in a number of phones in the Zenfone series to be upgraded to Android Marshmallow. Earlier this year Asus announced that the Zenfone 2, Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Deluxe Special Edition, Zenfone 2 Selfie, Zenfone Max and Zenfone Zoom will all be upgraded to Marshmallow by the end of Q2 2016.

Has your Zenfone 2 Laser received the Marshmallow update yet?

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