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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Sony has begun to upgrade two of its high-end handsets - the Xperia XZ and X Performance - to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, including the very latest Android security patches as part of that update.
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 is rolling out the latest Android security patches to its Xperia XZ and X Performance - but the Xperia Z3+, which it began updating to Android 7.0 this week, remains on last month's patches.
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 is the latest manufacturer to begin upgrading its devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, starting with the Xperia X Performance - but Google is already preparing for the release of Android 7.1.1.
Sony revealed the list of its devices that will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat back in August, and now the company has released its first beta of the update for the Xperia X Performance.
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 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 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.