ROG Phone II update brings a new Armoury Crate design and TwinView Dock 3 support
ASUS ROG Phone II owners were treated to a new update earlier this week, and it features some nice additions, including the same Armoury Crate design that’s found in the ASUS ROG Phone 3.
The Armoury Crate app is described as “the hub of all information and controls your gaming needs from your phone.” It’s the app where users can browse and launch their games and tweak settings to get the most out of their device.
As we described in our review of the ROG Phone 3, the updated UI of the Armoury Crate app allows users to see installed games in either a grid view or a card carousel. Each view offers the same actions, including the ability to launch games, change the scenario profile (customize X-Mode and other settings), view your record of screenshots and screen recording clips, or launch the website for the game. You can also change the cover art for each card.
Thanks to Reddit user Apostlethe13th, you can see the updated Armoury Crate app running on the ROG Phone II.
Here are the full release notes in this week’s update to version 17.0240.2009.47:
- Android security patch update to 2020-09
- Added support for ROG Connect in Armoury Crate
- Support TwinView Dock 3 FW update
- Fix issue where Pokemon Go could cause high CPU usage
- Fix Application names being cut off in Recents view for Hebrew localization
- Fix AirTriggers mistouch issue and optimize AirTriggers stability
The update also features the September 2020 Android security patch level and TwinView Dock 3 support, the latter of which provides users with a dual-screen gaming experience. Think of the TwinView Dock 3 as ASUS’ version of the Nintendo DS. The new TwinView Dock 3 is backward compatible with the ROG Phone II although it was designed for the newer ROG Phone 3 and its 144Hz display. When paired with the ROG Phone II, the TwinView Dock 3 supports running at up to 120Hz.
According to ASUS, the update is rolling out now for the ZS660KL model and should arrive to users in waves. However, you can also grab the firmware downloads at the following XDA forum thread: