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Android Pie update is live for Razer Phone 1

As we await the release of Android Q, the Razer Phone 1 has been quietly upgraded to Android Pie.

The Razer Phone arguably kickstarted the smartphone gaming revolution back in 2017, bringing bleeding-edge tech to consumers to ensure uninterrupted gaming experience. The device shipped with Android 7.1 Nougat but was eventually upgraded to 8.1 Oreo.

Despite being the company’s first premium flagship, Razer couldn’t manage to push out monthly or even quarterly security updates, with the last Android security update rolling out in July 2018.

Last month, a company spokesperson confirmed that there would indeed be another OS upgrade for the original Razer Phone. And today, Razer has finally delivered.

Carrying software version P-MR0-RC007-CKH-N.7063, the update brings the usual Android Pie goodness — adaptive battery, gesture navigation, digital wellbeing, and more — alongside the July 2019 security patch.

The OTA, which weighs in at 1029MB, is already live in both the UK and the US.

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