Nothing is as much vexing as the disappearance of an amazingly useful feature just because of one casual Update. This feeling can be understood by the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and M2 users in case of the Widevine L1 downgrade issue. The earlier security update has instead caused a number of issues for the Zenfone Max users.
The Max Pro M1 which was launched last year in the month of April is powered by Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with up to 6 GB of RAM. Originally this device came with Android Oreo but was later bumped into Android Pie. The issue with this device arrived with the arrival of the August Security Patch. Both the Zenfone Max devices – M1 and M2 received the update with the same side effects.
If you are wondering why the Widevine L1 is so crucial then let me tell you that this feature is necessary for streaming High Definition content online. When this feature is downgraded to L3, the users of those devices cannot play any HD content online. For example, Netflix or Hulu videos that are in High quality.
After finding out about the issue, later the company confirmed the fault as the number of reports from the users increased in numbers. There is no specification regarding the time but it came from the ZenTalk forums Moderator that the next update will solve the issue.
Coming to the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, Asus has pulled the August Security Patch. Right now, even the other issues like Screen Flickering etc. and this has proven the Asus Security update a sheer failure. However, there is certainly more to this story that Asus hasn’t yet spoken about.
Stay tuned to get more updates on this story.
Happy Androiding 🙂