Sony’s plans for the Android 7 Nougat update have been leaked back in September and the first smartphones that were revealed to get the build in October were the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ.
In a previous article, we’ve informed you that the Xperia X Performance is now receiving the official Android N update (later than it was rumored). Today, we have good news for the Xperia XZ owners, who had the nice surprise to find a Nougat change-log for their devices on the Sony support forums.
The Android 7.0 Nougat will roll out gradually, so it will take about a week to reach the Xperia XZ (F8331) and Xperia Z Dual (F8332). The update that weighs in at 1GB and which carries a build number 39.2.A.0.327 is rolling out in Australia, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey. Users who have received the update notification are advised to connect to a Wi-Fi network, so they won’t consume their monthly mobile data.
Android Nougat has introduced new features such as split screen (allowing two applications to run side by side), Quick Shortcuts, Doze on the Go, the option to view two Chrome tabs, the lock screen has a new wallpaper, and now it’s possible to clear all recent notifications.
After Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ, the next Sony devices that will receive Nougat in December are the Z3+, Z4, and Z5 series, while the XA phones will be updated in early 2017.
The Xperia XZ was released in October with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD screen, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor which is coupled with 3GB of RAM and offers two variants of internal memories of 32GB and 64GB, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
It sports a primary camera of 23MP with EIS (gyro), phase detection and laser autofocus, and LED flash, and its secondary camera supports 13MP. The battery is non-removable and has a capacity of 2900mAh.