Desktop Mode

loralarson1964loralarson1964 Level 1
edited November 2020 in ROG Phone

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name: ROG Phone ZS600KL
  2. Firmware Version: N/A
  3. Rooted or not: No
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: N/A
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app): N/A

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I have had the phone for a year and a half, and it's still an amazing phone in my opinion, even if we don't have Android 10. However, there is a single feature that I envy; desktop mode.

The other spec kings of Android have desktop mode. LG, Samsung, Huawei, and OnePlus, all have it, if I recall correctly. I would love to either have Android 10 functionality with that desktop mode, or a OEM specific version like DeX that doesn't require Android 10.

I doubt that will happen seeing how they pushed Android 9 a month after Android 10 came out, but I hope something like this happens.


  • Hi loralarson1964

    I have forwarded the information to the relevant department. We will keep you updated and your consideration will be very much appreciated.

  • edited August 2020

    Hi loralarson1964

    Thank you for your waiting. After checking, ZS600KL requires Mobile Desktop Dock for Desktop Mode. Please check further information on the Internet to see if the function suits your needs. Please refer to the link below as the basic intro for Desktop Mode.

  • HI @Christine_ASUS

    Maybe what @loralarson1964 wants to see and I also would love to see in my rog phone 2 is the possibility of having something more optimized for a desktop screen. For example in Dex when you open desktop mode you have the impression that you are in a pc and not a huge phone screen. Something like the picture below.

    This same concept also apply for applications like Work, Excel, PowerPoint. They appears in the screen with a proper size and distribution of icons. A better way to say is optimized for computer screen, without gigantic buttons an small space to type.

    Some idea when a solution like this will come to Rog? Makes a lot of sense , considering that this device ofers a dockstation

  • That is exactly what I'm talking about. I've been thinking about switching to a Samsung or something just so I can get DeX. It would be so useful to carry around one device with one set of OS, programs, and files, and then plug it in to a nexdock if I want to use a laptop. No file navigation or transfer to get that picture onto your laptop if your phone is the laptop.

    Also, since you can get Android 10 on the rog phone 2, are you able to use Android 10's desktop mode? Here's a link to an xdadevelopers article about it.

  • Yes it would be good if asus enable it on rog 2 without going for developer options as soon as we plug in hdmi cable.

    Anyways their desktop dock and professional dock accessories aren't available in market especially in India atleast they should provide an software update something like samsung rex, huawei emui desktop mode etc.

  • Can you help us with this topics @Titan_ASUS , @Laura_ASUS or @Anders_ASUS ?

    Thanks a lot !

  • Can you help us with this topics Blake_ASUS , ServiceH_ASUS ,Admin or ServiceC_ASUS ?

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