Android Oreo 8.1 Begins Arriving on the Razer Phone

The ultimate Android gaming phone, the Razer Phone, has its shiny new Android Oreo 8.1 update rolling out according to the company.  While it will take several weeks to get to everyone, once it arrives, you will get all the goodies that 8.1 brings along with some stability improvements and the latest Android Security Updates.

For those that don’t recall, the Razer Phone was borne out of the acquisition that the company made of Nextbit last year and their first phone is a powerhouse of a gaming and entertainment device, sporting HDR video and Dolby audio for Netflix to name but a few of its high end features.  Couple that with its 120MHz refresh rate and it provides a great gaming experience in your hands.

Razer has released the update but like most other manufactures, they are phasing the roll out to end customers.  That means that some will get it quickly while the majority of owners will have another week or two to wait prior to getting the update.  This is so Razer can control the update process and if there are any show stopping bugs, they can roll it back before it gets to everyone.

Along with all of the goodies that comes with Oreo 8.1, the company has indicated there is a new Netflix widget that will come with this update, along with improvements to the Dolby Atmos audio performance of the phone -which wasn’t bad at all to begin with frankly.

You can check for the update on your phone by going to Settings and checking for the update but don’t be surprised if you don’t see it just yet.

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