Sony has begun rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship Xperia XZ and XZs smartphones, following the rollout of the update for the top-end Xperia XZ Premium last month.
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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.
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 has released a quartet of Xperia X Android smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. These are designed to tackle both mid-range and premium markets, and will be released this spring.
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 is expected to unveil new Xperia smartphones this month, and leaked specificiations of what seems to be its upcoming flagship device have revealed that it might feature a 4K screen.
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.
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.
Sony has announced pricing for its new Xperia XZ flagship in the US, and it's also available to pre-order in the UK. The device has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 23MP camera, and more.
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".