Razer is a household name in the world of PC gaming accessories, and while they have had precious little to do with mobile devices in general, they’ve just released an Android app that’s going to make a lot of gamers happy. Razer Comms for Android is an app that allows you to remain connected to your Razer Comms friends wherever you are or they are, whether you’re playing games or not. Whether that’s through the free VOIP service the app provides or just instant messaging, the Razer Comm app makes it a snap to communicate from mobile to PC and vice versa.
This also means you can receive SMS alerts on your PC, and accept or receive incoming VOIP calls. Needless to say, you will probably be rejecting most calls with “Can’t talk, busy gaming”. In case you were wondering how this all fits together, check out the video Razer posted to explain how to works:
Features of Razer Comms for Android:
Connecting Gamers – Connect with your friends or find new gamers on the world’s largest multi-platform gaming messenger.
Instant Messaging – Chat away with your friends 1on1 or in groups.
Free Voice Chat – Make your voice heard with friends on mobile and PC alike.
No Interruptions – The in-app overlay allows you to handle messages and calls without interrupting what you’re currently doing.
Stay in the game – SMS-Forwarding and Call Notifications on the PC allow you to stay connected even while you’re in-game.
Multi-Platform (PC, Tablet or Phone) – No matter your preference. Comms is there.
Always On – Never miss a message and instantly receive them with push notifications.
Completely Free – Razer Comms doesn’t have any hidden costs. Works over your phone’s existing data plan or any WiFi connection
Razer Comms is out now on the Google Play Store for free and is compatible with both Android smartphones and tablets. I’d also like to claim a small victory as Razer Comms is out on Android devices first, with an iOS to come early next year; you can tell Razer knows gamers well. Play Store links are below, and if you try the app, let us know how you find it.
World’s first VoIP solution to allow gamers to make VoIP calls and messages from in-game to Android phones and tablets and vice versa
For Immediate Release:
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2013 – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the launch of the Android version of Razer Comms, its all-in-one communications solution for gamers.
The all-new Razer Comms Android app will allow gamers to take their Razer Comms experience mobile by allowing calls and messages to be made from in-game to Android phones and from Android phones to users who are in-game on the Razer Comms PC client.
“Staying connected in today’s world has become increasingly important and gamers are no exception to that,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Razer Comms solves that by being the world’s first VoIP solution to allow gamers to make VoIP calls or instant message with their friends on the road from in-game and vice versa.”
In-game to Android/Android to in-game phone messaging and calls: PC gamers can now call or message their friends from within the game (no alt-tabbing required) and the other way round.
Stay in the Game: The new update to the Razer Comms PC client allows gamers to reply to text messages or reject calls from their Android phones within the PC client, effectively eliminating the need for gamers to check their smartphones occasionally or to leave a game while in play.
Compatible with Android phones and tablets. An iOS version of Razer Comms is tentatively scheduled for early 2014.
About Razer Comms:
Razer Comms is a free all-in-one communications solution for gamers, offering crystal-clear VoIP and versatile instant messaging with group chat capabilities. Built with advanced in-game overlay functionality and cross-game chat support, Razer Comms allows you to get in touch with your friends without compromising your gameplay. This is how gamers were meant to communicate.