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.
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.
Buyers of the Xperia XZ and X Compact in the United States were disappointed to learn that the fingerprint sensor is disabled for that region, but flashing the device to the UK firmware enables it.
You can now pre-order Sony's Xperia X Compact for $449.99. But before you do, bear in mind that the device - like the new Xperia XZ flagship - doesn't come with a fingerprint sensor in the US.
After unveiling the Xperia XZ and X Compact a couple of weeks ago, Sony has confirmed that the two high-end handsets will launch in the US without the fingerprint sensors available in other markets.
Sony's new high-end handsets feature a 23MP camera with five-axis stabilization, laser autofocus, premium RGB sensor, and more, promising superior color fidelity and "blur-free images, day or night".
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.