The Sony Xperia X and Z Series smartphones including Xperia XA, and Xperia Z5 are set to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. The new update has already been released for selected Google Nexus devices.
As per newly leaked Android Nougat update strategy document, the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance will be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update later this October. While the Sony Xperia X and X Compact are supposed to get the new update in November. The Sony Xperia Z5 series including Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium are lined up for a December release.
The release dates were spotted in a leaked Android N update strategy document from Sony Slovakia. The new leak also suggests that the Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra will receive the firmware upgrade sometimes in early 2017. It is not confirmed whether the low-end devices from Sony such as Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia C4 will get the Android 7.0 update too. Sony is also expected to run the Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Program, that will be made available to the Xperia devices.
So far, Sony has not confirmed any of these details itself. The above information obtained should be taken with a grain of salt. It would be wise, to not get too excited about the new update yet. Usually, such updates reach the users much later than the official release dates. Also, Sony has not been too quick to push such updates to the masses. Still, the rollout of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update for selected smartphones will make the Sony customer base quite happy. We expect to get to an official update from Sony soon.
Sony has released a list of eligible devices on its official website though. But no specific dates yet. Sony Mobile will make the Android version 7.0 (Nougat) available for Xperia XZ, Xperia XZ Dual SIM, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XA Ultra, Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Dual SIM, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X Performance Dual SIM, Xperia X, Xperia X Dual SIM, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Dual, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Premium Dual, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z3+ Dual.
“We will bring the Android 7.0 (Nougat) update to as many devices as possible, as quickly as we can. You can expect new Sony features and functionality, as well as improvements to the user experience. For more details and the latest news, visit blogs.sonymobile.com and @SonyMobileNews.
Note! Software updates are released at different times depending on the operator, market, region or country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for your device. In addition, network operators and specific markets may choose not to avail of the updates for specific models.” states Sony.