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Sony to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat Updates on Xperia devices

17 December 2016
Sony to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat Updates on Xperia devices

As Xperia Blog reports, Android 7.0 has begun to make its way to the Xperia X (model number F5121), Xperia X Dual (F5122), and Xperia X Compact (F5321).

It shouldn't be long before all other Sony Xperia handsets start receiving this update to Android 7.0 Nougat, but as for now, the OS is only available to the three handsets, unless you own the high-end Xperia X Performance or XZ.

The roll out of Android 7.0 Nougat has already started on Sony Xperia X flagships, under which models like Xperia X, Xperia X Dual, and Xperia X Compact will be upgraded to the new OS.

XperiaBlog reports that the update is now available in Australia, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Just to be clear, this refers to the Android 7.1.1 update release and has nothing to do with OEMs such as LG which already launched smartphones with Android 7.0 Nougat on board out of the box. This only shows how aggressive Sony is when it comes to rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on its Xperia lineup.

With a goal of being the first third party phone maker to embrace the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the roll out will definitely be available to other countries beyond those mentioned above. Android Nougat top features include instant apps, better notifications, enhanced user interface, more power saving optimizations, lower system requirements, seamless updates, Daydream VR, Google Allo and Duo messaging apps, improved multitasking and more. For the most part, though, the update focuses on refining and expanding upon the great features already present with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Google has made commendable effort in refining the platform. If you are that anxious, there is always a shortcut to getting the new Android 7.0 Nougat installed on your Xperia X phone. Please feel free to share your experience with us via the comments section below.