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[Deal Alert] Razer Phone on sale from Amazon for $525 ($175 off)

Prime Day keeps on trucking, and there are definitely some Android-related deals to pay attention to. If you're looking for a Razer Phone, then this is a good time to grab one. Amazon is currently selling them for $524.65, a nice $175.35 off MSRP.

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Razer Hammerhead USB-C earphones review: Best bang for your buck

With more and more phones dropping the venerable 3.5mm headphone jack, one might have hoped that more USB-C accessories, notably earphones, would have appeared by now. Sadly, the market of reliable, trustworthy options is still quite small and the ones you do find aren't cheap. If you own a Pixel 2 XL, for instance, you probably understand how frustrating the dongle situation can be... if you can even get one at time of writing.

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Razer Phone updated with camera portrait mode, May 2018 patches, and more

Razer launched its first smartphone last year following the acquisition of Nextbit. However, the Razer Phone had a few issues at launch, including a mediocre camera. It's getting better, but it's far from being the best. As part of improving its camera performance, Razer is rolling out a new update today that adds a portrait mode, plus there are new security patches and other goodies.

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Razer Phone now available at Best Buy

Since release, the Razer Phone has been available from Amazon, Razer's online store, and Microsoft. If you want to try one before buying, your only option was to hunt down a Microsoft store and hope they had a display unit. Now the device is available from another retailer - Best Buy.

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Razer already has kernel source and factory images available for the Razer Phone Oreo update

The Razer Phone is one of the few devices that caters to developers and enthusiasts with an unlockable bootloader, factory images, and so on. It was stuck on Nougat until recently, though. Razer just started pushing the Oreo 8.1 update, but you don't have to wait on the OTA. There are already factory images available for download, and the kernel source is out.

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[Deal Alert] Get the Razer Phone for $599.99 ($100 off) with coupon code

Razer's first smartphone came out last year, and no surprise, it was marketed as a "gaming" phone. I don't know how you have a gaming phone without RGB LEDs, but I digress. If you've been on the fence about the Razer Phone, now may be the time to pick it up thanks to the new $100 discount. That drops the price to $599.99.

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Razer Phone receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update, now available at Best Buy

Late last month, Razer released an Oreo preview build for the Razer Phone, with the final release slated to arrive in mid to late April. Well, we're now solidly in the territory of mid to late April, and Razer has kept its word. The company has also announced that the Razer Phone is now available at Best Buy.

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[Continuously Updated] 2018 April Fools' Roundup: All the jokes from around the web

April Fools' day is almost upon us, but each year at least a few companies are unable to restrain themselves, pushing out their pranks early as the remainder dribble out over the day itself. Google's various divisions do some decent work each year—last year's Google Gnome was itpretty good, and the Maps team's 2014 Pokemon prank was memorable. OnePlus even has a history of pulling off a decent prank. But, there are a ton of individual companies and gags to follow.

It can be tough keeping track, so let us handle the work while you enjoy the jokes.

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Razer releases Oreo preview build for Razer Phone [Update x2]

The Razer Phone was ahead of its time with that neat 120Hz display, but it was behind on software. This phone launched with Nougat after Oreo was already out there, and it's still running Nougat all these months later. Razer is making progress, though. There's a preview build of Oreo for the Razer phone available for download. You can install it right now if you're the adventurous sort.

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Razer Phone factory images now available for download

The Razer Phone launched last year with plenty of features that cater to power users. There's a 120Hz screen, a huge battery, front-facing speakers, and more. One thing that was missing: the option to flash factory images. The phone was unlockable, but the images didn't exist. Well, now they do.

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