Razer Phone owners can update to Android 8.1 Oreo starting today

Razer Phone owners can update to Android 8.1 Oreo starting today
Razer Phone, one of the not so many gaming smartphones out there, is now being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. The device hasn't received any major Android OS update since its release, but Razer promised the smartphone will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Late last month, the company promised to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Razer Phone units sometime in April. Today, Razer announced that Android 8.1 Oreo is now being rolled out to Razer Phones around the world.

However, that doesn't mean that the wait is over. According to Razer, the incremental roll-out will take up to 10 days to reach all Razer Phone devices out there. Unfortunately, the announcement doesn't come with an official changelog, so aside from the new features brought by Android 8.1 Oreo, there isn't much else to add.

Still, you should expect many improvements like notification enhancements, picture-in-picture, Autofill, new emojis, smart text selection, as well as better security. Speaking of security, the update may contain the April security patch too.

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 753; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Wow, that was fast.

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Huh. Fast? Enough? Did you ever you any Apple product? They are fastest...

3. fyah_king unregistered

But, we don’t want to be locked up!!!!

4. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

You're comparing oranges to apples

5. black.inco unregistered

He never stated they were the fastest...

7. Venom

Posts: 3690; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think he meant fast in relation to other Android OEMs.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yes I have and apple only delivers downgrades on time. The subsequent fixes take months which, if you're generous, may be considered updates.

6. galaxian

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Cool. Now the 5 users who have Razer will enjoy Oreo 8.1 .

9. gamehead unregistered

I wonder what the Razer phone 2 will offer if it's coming out

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