Razer Phone updated to Android 8.1 Oreo, now available at Best Buy

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

Late last month, the company promised to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Razer Phone units sometime in April. It has been a long wait for Oreo as the company is upgrading the device directly from Nougat since it made a decision to bypass the Android 8.0 Oreo release entirely. 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. It made a decision to skip straight to Android 8.1 Oreo instead which is now the latest version of Google's mobile operating system.

Announced this morning, Razer is now pushing out the Android 8.1 update to owners of the Razer Phone. As mentioned previously, the update is a phased rollout starting today and expected to continue rolling out to everyone over the next 10 days. The Razer Phone's existing features are better than ever, taking Netflix original HDR content, Dolby Atmos sound, and 120hz gaming to the highest level of entertainment. This week Razer announced their smartphone would come to Best Buy online and in-store immediately if not soon.

The software update presents a cleaner visual design and under-the-hood improvements for a better overall experience.

When the announcement was made, Razer launched a developer preview of the update which users could sideload if they wanted to. It can also be purchased from Razer.com, Amazon, and at Microsoft Stores as well.

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