Soon, the Xperia Z5/Z4 Tablet and Z3+ series will receive Android Nougat update (firmware build 32.3.A.0.372), which has been certified by the PTCRB, a cellular certification company led by North American mobile operators. Most likely, the new build number will be available in a few weeks, after being moved from version 32.2.A.5.11.
Towards the end of 2016, Sony has released Android 7.0 Nougat update (build number 34.2.A.0.266) for its Sony Xperia X (F5121), Xperia X Dual (F5122) and Xperia X Compact (F5321) in Latin America, Middle East, Australia, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, and Vietnam. Later, the company has updated the Xperia XZ smartphone in Australia, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey and the update brought Stamina mode and camera app enhancements.
Previously, the Xperia Beta Program was started exclusively for the Xperia X Performance and users had the chance to try the pre-release beta edition of Android 7.0 Nougat. The first build number carried version F8131 and it was released in November. At the end of that month, the Xperia X Performance (F8131) and Xperia X Performance Dual (F8132) have received update with build number 39.2.A.0.327.
At that time, Sony has confirmed that Nougat will be released for Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance in the coming months. Meanwhile, the Sony X Performance and Xperia XZ have received the update, while the rest of devices are expected to receive it in Q1 or Q2 of 2017.
Xperia Z5/Z4 Tablet and Z3+ the next on the list to receive the update, as it was just certified by PTCRB. Unfortunately, older Sony devices that are powered by Snapdragon 800 or 801 processors won’t be upgraded to Nougat because Qualcomm won’t release graphics drivers for them. This means that if you’re an owner of a Xperia Z3, Z3v, Z3 Compact, Z2, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, you won’t be able to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.
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