Last August, Sony has revealed in its official blog post that it is going to update its Xperia devices to Android 7.0 Nougat. However, it has not given out any date when the update will start rolling, hinting only that if you brought your Sony Xperia device through a carrier, there is a high chance that you will get the Nougat update much later than everyone else.
“Software roll-outs are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply,” said the blog.
Just a few days ago though, Sony Slovakia held a press conference and let slip when its Xperia devices would be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. According to Sony’s presentation slide, the updates will come in batch-like order. The Xperia X Performance and the Xperia XZ will be the first to receive the Android N update sometime in October 2016. This will then be followed by the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact the following month, around November 2016. To also receive the update before the year ends are the Xperia Z5 Series, the Xperia Z3, and the Xperia Z4 tablet. The final batch will be updated early next year, probably around January 2017, and this will be comprised of the Xperia XA and the Xperia Ultra.
All of the devices mentioned in the roadmap are the same devices that Sony’s official blog mentioned as the devices to be updated, so it is unlikely that they will be adding more Xperia handsets to the list.
Anyway, the Android 7.0 Nougat is not really a groundbreaking release, so do not expect something huge out of it to avoid disappoint. And in case you are are wondering what the Nougat is all about, be sure to check out this comparison between the updated Nougat and iOS .