Razer today announced a major update to the Razer Nexus app and Kishi V2 (Android) controller firmware. The device can now also operate in Virtual Controller Mode, allowing all Kishi V2 for Android users to use it to play games with touchscreen-only controls. The new update provides control over mobile gameplay at the level known from consoles.
Razer’s solution is based on an innovative combination of the hardware layer of the Kishi V2 controller and the Razer Nexus software. This ensures reliable, confident and simple controller operation in countless games supported by touchscreen actions.
Virtual Controller Mode is available today as a free update for all Kishi V2 for Android owners via the Razer Nexus app on the Google Play Store. The feature will also come to the Razer Edge in Q1 2023.
About the Razer Nexus app
Kishi V2 for Android works best with the free, fully integrated Razer Nexus app. Players can instantly launch the app and its interface at the touch of a button. Through the app, they can access installed games, streams on YouTube or Facebook, and can browse over a thousand compatible games or manage controller settings. Razer Nexus is optional and completely free.
About Razer Kishi V2 (Android)
- Two analog sticks with clickable buttons (L3/R3)
- One mechanical D-pad
- Four buttons in the YBAX layout
- Two trigger buttons (L2/R2)
- Two bumper buttons (L1/R1)
- Two programmable multi-function buttons (L4/R4)
- Menu and option buttons
- Share button (nexus app required)
- Nexus app activation button
- Device status light (charging)
Other technical data:
- Dimensions: Length: 181mm | Height: 92mm | Depth: 33mm
- Weight: 123g
- Connectivity: USB-C
- Smartphone charging: pass through via USB-C connector
- Mobile app: Razer Nexus, replacing the older Razer Kishi app
- System requirements: Android 9.0 Pie or above.
- Compatible devices: Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2, Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S9 / S9+ / S10 / S10+ / S20 / S21 / Note 8 / Note 9 / Note 10 / Note 10+, Google Pixel 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 and many other Android devices.
More information about the Kishi V2 controller for Android can be found here here.
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