Sony is currently rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Xperia Z5 series, and the update is now live for select variants of the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium, but in the next days, it will be available for the Xperia Z5 Compact, as well.
Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the Sony Xperia Z5 series as firmware build 32.3.A.0.372 and according to the official change-log, it comes with new features such as split-screen mode, which allows two applications to run simultaneously side by side; longer battery life with Doze on the Go; a new self-timer button for capturing selfies more easily using the front camera; Sony has included a “smarter” Xperia home screen that users are able to personalize and which has Google Now integration.
Nougat has other specific features such as Do Not Disturb settings, improved Data Saver, changes to the user interface, as well as a revamped notification shade. The new OS runs on select versions of the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium, but the company has also tested it on other handsets such as the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. These models have been approved by the PTCRB last week to receive Android 7.0 Nougat, since they are part of the same software update cycle.
Those who own one of the aforementioned Xperia Z5 devices should receive the update notification soon, in case they haven’t upgraded their phones by now. But those who won’t wait for the update notification to show up can manually download the update by going to the Settings menu.
Until now, Sony has updated its Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X, Xperia X Dual, Xperia X Compact, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 tablet and in early 2017 are expected to receive Nougat two other phones: Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra.