Android 8.1 Oreo Coming Soon | Developer Preview available now

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by Razer.WolfPack, Mar 29, 2018.

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  1. Razer.WolfPack

    Razer.WolfPack Administrator Staff Member


    Attention Razer Phone owners! We’re making the jump straight to Android 8.1 Oreo and we’re pleased to announce that the update will be coming to you mid to late April 2018.

    Want in on the milk and cookies early? Download the Developer Preview now and flash it onto your Razer Phone before anyone else.

    Here are a couple selected FAQs for all you fans out there:

    Q: What are the new functionalities would I expect to see in Android Oreo 8.1 Developer Preview for the Razer Phone?

    A: Please visit the link below to learn more about Android Oreo 8.1 Developer Preview:

    Q: Can I download the Android Oreo 8.1 Developer Preview on my Razer Phone via OTA?

    A: No. To update to Android Oreo Developer Build, you need to follow the instructions in here to update your device. Remember to back up your data before you update your device with Oreo. In addition, manually flashed system images will not receive OTA updates to a later builds (if any) or the final, production version. Make sure to keep your environment up-to-date and flash a new system image once new images become available.

    Q: I updated my Razer Phone to Android Oreo 8.1 Developer Preview – I don’t like it. Can I downgrade back to Nougat 7.1.1?

    A: Yes. Download and follow the steps in to reload your device with the factory images.

    Q: I bought my Razer Phone from 3 retail store, can I still try out this Android Oreo 8.1 Developer Preview

    A: Yes, however some carrier-specific features such as VoLTE, enhanced voicemail and Wi-Fi calling may not work.
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  2. Love46patel

    Love46patel Active Member

    Any update for Robin???
    LeMinh97, hiteshgavini171 and iobhuva like this.
  3. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yes...for this, after 4 months waiting!!
    ...before that now have to find how to copy contact numbers etc data from iOS;) Android beginner.
  4. Zikiko

    Zikiko Active Member

    Will doing this void the warranty on the phone despite it coming from a Razer thread and promoted by Razer?
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  5. MissedDefied

    MissedDefied New Member

    Love my Razer Phone, just bought mine last week and I am forever Razer. switched from apple, best phone and what I tell everyone as just buttery.
    LeMinh97 and TheCrazyLex like this.
  6. Eoghan2018

    Eoghan2018 New Member

    Will you guys be releasing the Dev preview of the kernel source so I can update my kernel and have it ready for when the official Oreo build is released?
  7. They said I will receive the update first quarter of 2018. Look what I get from razer an "coming soon" thread on their forum . Thank you sir .no more razer devices for me from now one ...I will try to sell it exactly how it is at the moment next time get an official smartphone comoanc
  8. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master


    Over a couple of weeks delay? Grow up.
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  9. Zikiko

    Zikiko Active Member

    They said that they would release Android 8 in Q1. This is 8.1, worth the wait in my eyes.
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  10. Pentalobe

    Pentalobe Active Member

    What are the dates for Razer's Q1, anyway? A lot of companies don't follow Jan-March = Q1, Apr-Jun = Q2, etc...
  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    So what is the difference on Oreo? Can it also perform iOS similarly touch keyboard interface like forced touch similar thing on typing or browsing? (It would be nice to have mouse pointer when typing). Razer phone is great but typing experience isn't as good as my iPhone yet, and screen responsive on typing is also not as smooth as iPhone... maybe I've to just get used to it. First problem I can't emptying the battery!! Out of the box it was only a bit remain like 30%, trying game, surfing etc on it almost 4 hours, hell it still remains;)
  12. godashram

    godashram Active Member

    technically, they did. Sure, it's beta, but it's oreo. I don't have an issue waiting 2-4 weeks considering they are jumping to 8.1 instead of going to 8.0. And you know people would have complained if they just released 8.0 instead of going to 8.1.
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  13. AdityAnand

    AdityAnand Member

    The software support has ended for nextbit Robin. Why don't you folks make it official @Razer.WolfPack.
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  14. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It’s already announced last year, it’s only until last February. Btw you’re on wrong thread.
  15. AdityAnand

    AdityAnand Member

    Support was till Feb'18 but no update was delivered, we are left with all the potential vulnerabilities. We are at April 2017 patch. Razer is just a gold digger company, it doesn't care about the users and makes false commitments it can't deliver. Atleast they should have delivered the Feb 2018 patch.
  16. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Are you using google play protect? If you worried about security, use it till they release the patch or any update for Robin, even firmware update on Blade Systems usually it takes a bit time. Idk much about Android, never thinking about this things on my old iOS. I’m also using...still 7.1.1 btw, i heard 8 comes on Q1 but seems becoming early Q2, but mostly I use it for gaming and entertainment nothing with payments etc, i think iOS play better on security things.
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  17. godashram

    godashram Active Member

    Wrong thread... and also, when the word "support" is used, it doesn't mean you get the latest and greatest software, especially when a company buys out another. They could have just killed it off when they bought nextbit. Even companies like Samsung and Asus don't fully support all of their devices software wise. I have a couple of "low end" devices from both that never received any kind of update since release. No security patches, latest version of Android, etc.
  18. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master

    They said support would be till that date but never said an actual update would be release in feb did they? And what exactly would they add? If it's just security you want go flash lineage cause a month after the last update you'll all still bitch about it anyway.

    Every phone ends support eventually it's what happens in the android world. At least the robin has good lineage support so go flash that and be happy you have that choice.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
  19. Love46patel

    Love46patel Active Member

    So according to you all what did the software support meant...???
  20. godashram

    godashram Active Member

    Major bugs that prevented the phone from being used.... and again.... wrong thread. There is a nexbit subfortum here which mentions that support ended last July. Posting in the thread for the razer phone's oreo release is pointless. If you have an issue, email support and nag at them. It took me 2 clicks to find that subforum for you and everything is mentioned in the announcements thread there.
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