The Razer Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.1 Oreo in April

The Razer Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.1 Oreo in April
Razer announced what we already knew: the Razer Phone will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo. More importantly, the company confirmed when exactly customers who bought the gaming phone can expect to receive the highly-anticipated update. Well, it appears that the update will be available in about a month from now.

But there's more, as Razer announced consumers who don't have the patience to wait until late April to upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo can now download the Developer Preview. However, that requires a few tech skills and you won't get the OTA update to the official Oreo 8.1 when it's released.

On top of that, you'll lose all data from the Razer Phone if you decide to install the factory image. If that doesn't scare you, you'll find the instructions and download links for the Android Oreo Developer Preview image at the source.

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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



1. gamehead unregistered

If the Razer phone 2 retains the stereo speakers, 120hz refresh rate 8GB's or RAM & while adding an ultrawide screen, Android 9, water resistance and a bigger battery, I'll be sold.

2. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Got to love how $800 phones gets the "latest update" a year after the update was released

3. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Oreo 8.1 was released in December, not a year ago.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

2017 vs 2018. One year :)

5. yeahokay

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2017

For a phone that was released brand new on old firmware, it takes 6 months.... not impressed razer

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