ASUS ROG Phone 2 is updated with Google Phone support, camera improvements and more
As of yesterday, ASUS has released an update for the ROG Phone 2 that, in addition to several improvements and bug fixes, brings official support to the Google Phone app. The device is one of the few to be on the list of compatible smartphones, which is mostly restricted to the Pixel line and devices equipped with Android One.
The update, number 17.0240.2004.9 , also corrects a flaw that prevented video recording when Bluetooth was activated, crashes that occurred in the device’s launcher, NFC malfunctions when the function was activated through the toggles in the quick settings, duplication of games in Armory Crate and errors when saving videos to the gallery.
There is also added support for VoLTE and VoWiFi in some European operators, availability of the Neplayer app to Japanese users, and improvements in the stability of the camera as a whole. The new software version is being phased out, and it may take a while before it is available to everyone.
Interestingly, the ROG Phone 2 received official Netflix certification for playing HD and HDR content earlier this month. It is worth remembering, however, that such certification is not mandatory for users to watch movies and series on the platform in high definition, being just an extra for more service technologies to be made available, such as HDR itself.
In addition, we have already had official news about the arrival of the successor of the ASUS smartphone gamer . In an announcement made to reveal a partnership made between the manufacturer and the famous Unity Engine, used to develop most of the games available on the market, the Taiwanese mentioned the ROG Phone 3 , which will support five exclusive features in the graphics engine.
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