Last week it was reported that ASUS Philippines had started to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the phone. It was then expected that the update would eventually find its way to other ZenFone 3 handsets around the world, but it seems that you might have to wait a while because the update has since been put on hold.
In a post on its Facebook page (via PhoneArena), ASUS confirmed that the update had been put on hold. This was in response to one user asking the company what happened to the update as they could no longer find it. The rep said, “The update is currently on hold. However, you can enable auto update via Settings > About > System Update > Auto Download System Update > Auto Download. The update will pop up once it’s available.”
It is unclear as to why the update has been put on hold, but presumably it could be due to some last minute bugs that were discovered. This is actually not an uncommon scenario as a couple of days ago, the Android 7.0 Nougat update was similarly halted for users in China, although it seems that the issues have been addressed as the update is now rolling out in more markets.