While manufacturers like Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, and Realme almost always seem to grab the highlight when it comes to overall market share here in the Indian market, one company that has managed to gradually increase its influence in the low and premium mid-range segment was ASUS. The Taiwanese electronics giant that had some forgettable launches in 2017 turned everything around in 2018 and came up with some brilliant handsets in 2018. Devices like the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1), the Zenfone 5Z, and the Zenfone Max Pro (M2) were all critically acclaimed and went on to become among the most sought after handsets in their respective segments. ASUS has also been quite responsive when it came to regular software updates for these devices and recently issued the Android 9 Pie update for the Zenfone 5Z. The company, it seems, is currently working on a similar update for the Zenfone Max Pro (M2) as well albeit in beta. ASUS has now started a Beta Power User Program for users of the Zenfone Max Pro (M2) to help them iron out bugs before the final release.
Let us quickly dive into the details.
ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M2) Android 9 Pie Beta Power User Program
The objective of ASUS’ Beta Power User Program for the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is to let users have a sneak peek at the upcoming Android 9 Pie update for the device. ASUS also expects these beta testers to provide them with constructive feedback so that bugs (if any) are ironed out before the software is ready for final public release. Once a user signs up for the beta program and their application is accepted, they will receive a notification for the beta update. All these users need to do is to simply install the OTA update, use the phone, and provide ASUS with consumer feedback for the overall improvement of the software.
How to be part of the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M2) Android 9 Pie Beta Power User Program?
First things first, ASUS expects anyone on the Beta version of their software to be a power user. This is a completely voluntary program and selection for the same is at the discretion of ASUS. Another crucial requirement for you to be a part of this program is to own an ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1). Like all beta programs, it will be not smooth sailing for the users since almost always Beta software releases exhibit some form of instability. Also, once part of the beta program, the only way to downgrade to a previous version of the software is to opt out of the program. There is no option to downgrade to a previous beta version. It is also not advisable for you to join the program if your Zenfone Max M2 happens to be your primary handset.
Joining the ASUS ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M2) Android 9 Pie Beta Power User Program is a fairly easy process. All you need to do is to go to this link:http://asus.in/beta-testing/ and sign up for the same. You should be willing to release the following details to be eligible for the program: IMEI, Serial Number(SN), Current Firmware. You should also be well-versed with the Android platform and be proficient in English. Once you are selected for the program, you shall receive an official email confirming your participation.
Do you own an ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2? If yes, are you planning to join the beta program?