Anthony Van Dyck Pesaro is an Italian who started a petition on change.org and he needs 7500 signatures from owners of Asus devices who want Android 7.1 Nougat to run on their smartphones and phablets. The petition is addressed to 25 decision makers and users are advised to use the MyAsus app that comes preinstalled on devices, to file a technical support request to Asus, hoping that the company will not ignore the petition.
These are the demands included in the petition that can be found on change.org:
Asus is asked to work with Google’s Android development team, to treat Asus devices “as if they are their own” and to “stop favoring their Google Nexus and Pixel line of devices”. On the other hand, Asus should order Intel to develop Android 7.1 drivers for its devices that are powered by Intel Atom processors. Qualcomm is also required to work with Intel, to develop updates for mid-range or non-flagships devices. A full list of Asus devices that should receive Android 7.0 Nougat are: Zenfone 2 / Zenfone 2 Deluxe – ZE551ML, Zenfone 2 – ZE550ML, Zenfone Selfie – ZD551KL, Zenfone Max – ZC550KL, Zenfone 2 Laser – ZE550KL / ZE551KL, Zenfone 2 Laser – ZE500KL / ZE500KG, Zenfone 2 Laser ZE600KL / ZE601KL, Zenfone Go – ZC500TG, Zenfone Go – ZB551K, Zenpad 3S 10 Z500M, ZenPad 8.0 – Z380KL / Z380M, ZenPad 7.0 – Z370CG, ZenPad Z8, ZenPad S 8.0 – Z580CA / Z580C, ZenPad 10 Z300C and ZenPad 8.0 Z380C.
Also, the decision makes are asked to “stop the abandoning of Asus devices which leaves them devoid of Android updates”; Asus should remove bloatware and in-app advertising, or permanently remove all ads from Asus Weather app, and even Dr. Booster should be kicked out from Asus devices, which is “unnecessary as system memory can be released with ease through Android’s built-in window manager”. Other apps that Asus should remove are: Clean Master and Asus Mobile Manager.
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