Asus is rolling out an OTA update to Zenfone Max users in India with software version 188.8.131.52. The update brings updates pre-installed apps, adds support for India SOS call and most importantly it fixes the LTE mobile data issue.
The OTA update is currently on the roll as we speak. If you haven’t received the update notification yet, be sure to check for it manually via device Settings » About phone » System update section.
Asus ZenFone Max may or may not get the Android 7.0 Nougat update officially from Asus. The device meets the hardware requirement to run Nougat, but given Asus’s poor record of pushing out Android updates to its devices, we doubt if the Zenfone Max would receive Nougat update officially.
Yesterday, Asus released the stable Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Zenfone 3, and the Zenfone 3 Max variant is also in pipe to get the Nougat update very soon.