Asus has a blended historical past with software program help, however most of the time, the corporate slips behind on conserving its telephones up to date. The unique ROG Telephone was launched in late 2018 with Android 8.1, a couple of months earlier than Android 9 Pie grew to become obtainable, and finally received Pie a year later. Now it appears the gaming flagship will keep on the outdated OS.
One ROG Telephone proprietor posted on Asus’ Chinese language ZenTalk discussion board a couple of days in the past, asking when the gadget could be up to date from its present Android model of 9.0 Pie. In response, an Asus consultant confirmed the ROG Telephone would by no means obtain an Android 10 replace (or presumably, something newer).
Touch upon ZenTalk (translated by way of Google Translate)
It is embarrassing for Asus to chop off updates for the unique ROG Telephone, particularly contemplating the gadget is barely greater than two years previous, and the one main replace it obtained got here nearly a yr after Google launched it. Not solely that, however the ROG Telephone was priced at $900-1,100 when it was launched in america.
It is not clear but what Asus’ replace plans are for the remainder of the ROG sequence. The ROG Phone 2 shipped with Android Pie when it was launched in 2019, and was updated to Android 10 in March. The gadget at present has a rating of 0.5/10 in our security update tracker, with the longest common delay between updates (44 days) of any flagship telephone we have checked out. The ROG Phone 3 was launched final yr with Android 10, and neither it nor the ROG 2 have obtained Android 11 but.