Almost seven months after Google originally released Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Sony has finally begun to roll it out to the Xperia Z5 family, Z4 Tablet, and Z3 Plus, including the latest security patches.
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After upgrading its Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet and Z3+ to Android 7.0 Nougat last month, Sony has commenced its rollout of the latest Android security patches for all three of those devices.
After suspending its Nougat rollout for the Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet and Z3+ last month - due to 'inconsistencies' in the OS - Sony has announced that Android 7.0 is now available for those devices again.
After beginning its Android 7.0 rollout for the Xperia Z5 family, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and Xperia Z3+ last week, Sony has pulled the update, citing 'inconsistencies' that it's working to fix.
Sony began its Nougat rollout in November starting with the Xperia X Performance, followed by the Xperia X and X Compact in December. Now, Android 7.0 is making its way to the Xperia Z5 family.
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 has confirmed that it's expanding availability of its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for several of its Xperia devices - and it's already available to install for some of them in various markets.
Sony has announced availability of Android 6.0 for the Xperia Z5 series in its home market of Japan, and its Marshmallow rollout will continue next week in the UK for the Z5 and other Xperia devices.
The Xperia Z5, priced at $599.99, has a 5.2" 1080p display and 3GB RAM, while the Z5 Compact gets a 4.6" 720p screen and 2GB RAM for $499.99 - but these US models don't have fingerprint sensors.
Sony has dropped quite the bombshell for those in the United States, by clarifying that the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact sold in the US will not offer a fingerprint sensor.
Sony has started rolling out an update which patches Android's Stagefright vulnerability in the recently launched Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones in addition to other bug fixes.
Sony just launched a trio of new devices in the Xperia Z5 series at IFA 2015 but a new rumour has suggested that there might just be one more device up Sony's sleeve slated for early 2016.
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Sony is officially teasing what appears to be the Japanese company's next flagship, the rumored Xperia Z5, offering hints of a smartphone with great camera features to boot.