Alongside the unveiling of two new phones that will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo, Sony also confirmed which of its existing handsets will get the upgrade to the new version of the OS.
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Six months after Google released Android 7.1.1, Sony has begun rolling the update out to its Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The company started upgrading both handsets to Android 7.0 in December.
Google released its March security update for Android last week, and now Sony is among the first manufacturers to begin rolling out those patches to its devices, including four of its premium phones.
Jolla is on an announcement roll today. The Finnish firm has just announced that the Sony Xperia line of devices will get official support for Sailfish OS by the end of the second quarter.
It seems that Sony might be launching a new Xperia X smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017 next week, as an image showing off the front of the device has now leaked online.
Sony began rolling out its Android 7.0 update last month, starting with the Xperia X Performance. Now, the company is expanding availability of the Nougat update to more devices in its range.
Sony has officially launched its Android 7.0 upgrade program, publishing details of what to expect, along with a complete list of all of the devices that will be eligible for its Nougat update.
Sony's new 'Concept for Android' build offers "a sneak-peek at some of the latest features that will be part of future Xperia products", and is now available to install on the Xperia X in Europe.
Sony always has something to show at the IFA trade fair in Berlin, and this time the company might unveil its next flagship, the Xperia XZ and its smaller version, the Xperia X Compact at the event.
Sony might not have moved away from its multiple flagship strategy completely, as a new rumour has alleged that the company might launch a new high-end smartphone at IFA 2016 in September.
Sony's Xperia X, which launched a couple months ago in the United States, has received a $50 price reduction. The handset isn't a flagship, but does offer some compelling specs like its 23MP camera.
Sony has announced that it will be launching all the devices from the Xperia X series in the US this summer, and has already begun accepting pre-orders for the Xperia X through online retailers.
Sony unveiled its upper-mid-range Xperia X, and its more affordable Xperia XA, back in February. Both devices have now had their local launch in India, and will go on sale there next month.
Sony's mobile division has had a quiet year so far, with only one launch during the 2016 Mobile World Congress, but the company does seem to be working on two new devices, according to benchmarks.
The Xperia X Premium will allegedly feature an HDR display that can reproduce a much higher color depth than current smartphones. The display will also be the brightest of any smartphone.
It seems Sony is throwing all their eggs into the Xperia X basket as they pretty much confirm that there will be no Xperia Z6. The Z-series is being replaced by the new Xperia X moniker.
Sony has announced three new Xperia X smartphones, from the mid-to-high end with the entry level featuring a Snapdragon 650 SoC and the higher end an 820 processor for the extra burst of speed.