The new OS from Google, Android 7.0 Nougat, rolled out almost a month ago to the new gen Nexus devices. But the upgrade is coming gradually to those devices and it may take a few weeks until it’s complete. Meanwhile, other manufacturers like Samsung or Sony are doing their best to bring the Android Nougat platform to their devices.
Sony has announced that it has officially released the Android Nougat Beta program and that it will be available to specific Xperia devices. More precisely, it will be available for testing only on the Xperia X and Z series and users should register for the test as soon as possible because the final build for the Android Nougat platform for Xperia X performance and XZ is scheduled for release sometime in October 2016.
This last information comes from a roadmap that was presented at a Sony event in Slovakia. Other devices that will be upgraded to Android Nougat in the coming months are the following: Xperia X and X Compact in November, Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, Z5, Z5 premium and Z5 Contact in December, Xperia Ultra and XA at the beginning of 2017 – in the first two quarters.
If you do not own any of these devices, it’s very possible that your Sony smartphone will not be upgrading to the Android Nougat Platform because these aforementioned Xperia models are the only ones that were mentioned in a Nougat upgrading list posted by the company a little while ago.
At the same time, some users strongly doubt that the Slovakian roadmap can be trusted because there are many problems that a manufacturer can encounter when trying to fit an Operating System such as Android to their devices and that it may take longer then October to release the final build for the Nougat upgrade.