Asus ROG Phone 2 receives new update, Android 10 Beta starts now

By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : November 11, 2019 3:20 pm

The update is still based on the Android 9 Pie operating system instead of the latest Android 10.

Asus ROG Phone 2 has received a new update. The latest firmware brings improved features along with some fixes.

The update comes with version number 16.0631.1910.35, as posted by Asus on ZenTalk. Sadly, the update is still based on the Android 9 Pie operating system instead of the latest Android 10. It adds AirTriggers slide gesture support and new game cover replacement function in the Armoury Crate game lobby.

Since the server pushes update notice to different serial numbers by batches, it may take some days for you to receive the FOTA notice. Thanks for your patience. You may tap “System updates” in [Settings] >[System] to check if there is new firmware available.

Here’s the complete changelog:

1.  Added grid display for game selection in the Games Library of  Armoury Crate.
2.  Added game cover customization in the Games Library of Armoury Crate.
3.  Added AirTriggers slide gesture in Game Genie (Beta).
4. Fixed the issue where navigation bar couldn’t be hidden when playing “Black Desert.”
5.  Fixed the issue where Game Genie panel was pulled out easily when Key Mapping was used.

Meanwhile, the company has also started Android 10 beta programme for the ROG Phone 2. To be a beta tester, you must:

1. Own a ROG Phone 2(ZS660KL)

2. Be a member of ZenTalk and actively participate in the discussion of ZenFone on ZenTalk.
3. Be willing to provide detailed information including IMEI, Serial Number(SN), Current Firmware for the beta test setting
4. Be able to read and provide feedback in English
5. Be familiar with Android operating system

The beta testers are required to participate in every beta version release and test them daily. You have to report valid bugs with the current format and maintain the confidentiality of the Beta Testing program. You have to post all beta-testing related issues in beta restricted board.



To recall, Asus ROG Phone 2 is available in two variants. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at Rs 37,999, while the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage is priced at Rs 59,999. The 8GB variant comes with 18W charger and AeroCase while the 12GB RAM with 512GB storage variant comes with 30W fast charger and AeroActive Cooler II in the box.

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