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Android Nougat New Update: Now Rolling Out To Sony Phones

By Anj C , Dec 16, 2016 04:41 PM EST
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Sony has begun the roll out of Android 7.0 Nougat for its smartphones. As the Japanese company, had announced in August, the update is now progressively rolling out to Xperia series smartphones. Check out below if your Sony phone is ready to run Android Nougat update.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Sony Xperia X, X Compact

Sony has now begun Android 7.0 Nougat update roll out for Sony Xperia X (F5121). The Xperia X Dual (F5122) and Xperia X Compact (F5321) smartphones. New features are ready to use.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Sony Xperia XZ

The most latest Sony flagship, the Xperia XZ started getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at the start of this month. As per to XDA Developers update that weighs 1 GB is seeding to first set of countries such as Australia, the Netherlands, Russia, and Turkey. Aside from Nougat update, it has also brought improvements to the camera app and also with the Stamina mode.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony had begun the Xperia Beta Program exclusively for Xperia X Performance way back in August to try the pre-launch beta edition of Android 7.0 Nougat. The first Nougat beta build for Xperia X Performance with the model number F8131 was made available at the first week of November. By the end of November, the update with build number 39.2.A.0.327 was made available to Sony Xperia X Performance (F8131) and also with Xperia X Performance Dual (F8132). With this, it became the first Sony smartphone to get Android Nougat update.

 Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Sony Xperia XA, XA Ultra

The two smartphones are only on the waiting list of Xperia X smartphones that are yet to get Android N upgrade. Rumors are rounding up that these phones will be updated to Android Nougat next year. Well, hopefully soon.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Older Sony Smartphones

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5, and their dual SIM variants. The Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z3+ handsets are expected to receive Nougat in the first or second quarter of 2017. Sadly, Android 7.0 Nougat update is unlikely to run older flagship smartphones. Those phones that are powered by Snapdragon 800 or 801 chipsets. The reason is because that Qualcomm will not be rolling out graphics drivers for smartphones which run SD 800 and 801 chipsets. Moreover, Sony smartphones Xperia Z3, Z3v, Z3 Compact, Z2, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra featuring SD 801 and 800 chipsets will not be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat as well.

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