Now that Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices, it seems appropriate timing that Sony would finally come out and announce which of its phones will be getting the update.
When it comes to Android updates, we’re quite certain you know already how things are. They are painstakingly slow. And at times when a particular update hits a device, a new version is either announced or already one-upped by an even newer version. Let’s not get into that sort of debate though at this hour as we have good news, but for Sony Xperia users. Well, some of them.
Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:
This is actually a pretty decent list. Basically, if you’ve bought a Sony phone in the last couple of years, you’re going to be getting Android Nougat. That includes the Xperia Z3+, the eldest device on the list, which launched back in the early summer of last year.
Here’s what Sony had to say regarding the update:
We’ve been working hard to bring this major update to as many of our devices as possible, as quickly as we can. We’re really excited about the new Sony features & functionality and the improvements we’ve made to the user experience – and we’ll be sharing more soon… so stay tuned to the blog and @SonyMobileNews for all the latest news on timings and features.
Sony hasn’t given out any date when Nougat will start rolling out to these devices. But at the end of their post they have included a little piece of literature that might tick off a few users. It’s as follows:
Software rollouts are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.
If you bought your Sony Xperia device through a carrier then there’s a high chance you’ll get Android 7.0 Nougat later than everyone else. But at the same time, it could just be the opposite, depending on your carrier and their sheer amount of testing and laziness combined.
We sincerely hope each and every single one of you get Nougat ahead of time as it’s an absolute pain to wait for a new Android update. But quite frankly, Nougat is not a groundbreaking release, therefore do not expect something huge out of it.
What do you think of this list? Do you feel like older Sony devices are being neglected, or is it entirely fair?