Razer may or may not have abandoned its plans for a third gaming-centric Android handset
after laying off a few dozen employees
earlier this year, but in case you were wondering, the company remains committed to supporting the two smartphones it has released so far from a software update standpoint.
We're mostly talking about Redditors who were mockingly celebrating
the one-year anniversary of the last batch of security patches delivered to their devices a couple of weeks ago. That's right, the Razer Phone
is not only stuck with the almost two year-old Android 8.1
Oreo version, but also the July 2018 security patch level.
Along with Android 9.0, a new(er) set of security revisions from Google is now slated to roll out to the Razer Phone OG sometime in the next few weeks, although the manufacturer of the powerful Snapdragon 835 handset
is not ready to go into specifics just yet. That means we don't have an actual release date, a timestamp for these "Android security updates" in the pipeline right now, or any word on whether or not we should expect further advancement as far as security patches go down the line.
Obviously, an Android Q upgrade seems out of the question, especially considering the Razer Phone hasn't been available in the US for quite some time. Its sequel, however, might eventually make the jump to the next OS version, frequently scoring massive discounts
at various retailers in anticipation of a threequel that may or may not be on the horizon