Currently, Android 7.0 Nougat owns 0.4 percent of market share, and there are many users who are waiting for the update to roll out to their flagships. Sony is one of the companies that moved fast and launched Nougat as a Christmas gift, so the devices that have received the build number 34.2.A.0.266 include the Xperia X (F5121), Xperia X Dual (F5122) and Xperia X Compact (F5321).
Recently, Sony has updated the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ and now it’s pushing out Nougat to the Xperia X, Xperia X Dual and Xperia X Compact, making great efforts to have as many of its Xperia flagships and upper mid-range smartphones running on Nougat by the end of 2016. The roll-out of Nougat for the devices we’ve mentioned above started for users who live in Australia, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam, and more countries will follow soon.
Unfortunately, Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet are not eligible to get the firmware update. The Japanese manufacturer had earlier released for its Xperia X (F5121), giving us a clear hint that the firmware will come to this handset. Other devices that are expected to be updated in the near future include the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance.
Android 7.0 Nougat is already running on Google’s Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One and there are a few OEMs that are preparing to release the update in Q1. The new OS comes with a revamped notification system, bundled notifications, multi-window support, direct reply notifications, Google Assistant, Doze on the Go, Clear All, improved Java 8 language support and many other new features.