New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 9, 2019) follows:

The first ever Android phone came out with 192 MB RAM and 256 MB internal storage. You know it’s silly in comparison with today’s standards. Especially when we have up to 12 GB RAM and 512 GB built-in space on flagship devices.

T-Mobile G1 was that first smartphone, running Android. Dubbed also as HTC Dream, its screen measured 3.2-inch with 320x 480 pixels resolution. Just think for a moment! Are those specs enough to run a high-end game (say for example PUBG Mobile) today?

T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream – the first commercially available Android phone

Gaming phones have been trending for brief time now. Razer and Asus top this segment with multiple iterations of their models. Despite carrying top-of-the-line features, ROG series isn’t known for major software updates.

ROG Phone 2
Asus ROG Phone 2

Last month, we reported about Android 9.0 Pie getting postponed for the first generation ROG Phone. Nonetheless, the company confirmed ROG Phone 2’s Android 10 eligibility a month before that. Guess what! They started inviting beta testers yesterday.

Obviously, you need a ROG Phone II (ZS660KL) to sign up for the program. Once you join, they will send you the details about the testing period via email. Akin to OnePlus’s Open Betas, the updates light up your screen as over the air notifications

[What are required to be a Beta Tester?]
Own a ROG Phone 2(ZS660KL)
Be a member of ZenTalk and actively participate in the discussion of ZenFone on ZenTalk.
Be willing to provide detailed information including IMEI, Serial Number(SN), Current Firmware for the beta test setting
Able to read and provide feedback in English
Be familiar with Android operating system
[What are the responsibilities of a Beta Tester?]
Participate in every Beta version release and test on a daily basis
Report valid bugs with the correct format
Maintain confidentiality of the Beta Testing program
Be sure to post all beta-testing related issues in beta restricted board

ROG Phone 2 android 10 beta testing

In order to sign up, you will have to fill this form. Without an account on the official forum, it’s impossible to join the program. In case you often find filling a long application form tedious, the same feeling may engulf you here too.

Update (December 27, 2019)

The beta update is now live! See here for further details.

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