Sony finally dishes out Android Pie to Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Compact

Sony finally dishes out Android Pie to Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Compact
Sony was originally planning on pushing out Android 9 Pie to the Xperia XZ Premium, the Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact on October 26th. But some bugs appeared in the software, and, well, nobody likes having Pie with bugs. So Sony pushed back the date of the updates for the three Xperia models, and now all three are beginning to receive them in various markets.

Depending on your feelings toward Android Pie's navigation gestures, you'll be either happy or upset to hear that they will not be available with this update. And when the notification pops up, telling you that the update has arrived, you really should connect to a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. In addition, make sure the battery is fully charged before the downloading and installing begins; after all, this is a large-sized update to swallow.

Meanwhile, the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Compact will join the already updated Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The Xperia XZ3 came out of the box with Android Pie, and the Xperia XZ2 Premium should receive it later this month. On March 4th, the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia XA2 Plus are scheduled to be updated.

Besides the bump up to the latest Android build, the update includes improvements to the camera app including 1080p super slow-motion. It also carries the October Android Security patch, proof that the update was originally planned for last month.

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21 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Good job Sony!

2. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

But bad sales. Their engineers and marketing should really come up with something creative to revive the mobile brand. The compact series are getting pulled off, nobody go to sony showrooms except for audio equipments. I want to see sony offer a great flagship device under $800 just like what poco did with their f1.

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The flagships are under $800...

7. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

Xperia XZ3 is $900, please try again.

9. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

@Trumpruinedamerica I know it's $900. That's why I said "I want to see a great flagship phone from sony under $800" right?

15. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 633; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

He wasn't replying to you. His comment was for mixedfish.

8. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

@mixedfish After iphone x and note 9, not anymore.

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

But poco's quality cant compare to sony's quality. You get what you pay.

3. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Its sad that great brand is at stake...

5. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

This title is so misleading it's not even funny, so phonearena please tell us the other manufacturers who currently have pie on six devices? The bias against Sony is so strong here it's not funny, if anything it's commendable that despite not being a major player or being praised Sony still delivers timely updates unlike your favourite manufacturers in the android world. I hope I see this same exact title when the big players finally bring pie to their devices.

10. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I don't see how the article's title is so offensive to you. I'm a sony user too.

16. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

Sony 'FINALLY' dishes out Android Pie. It makes it sound like they've taken too long. When in reality they're one of the leaders.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It should be noted that Google also has 6 phones which are running Pie.

19. AliBashir

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Yes Google the company of Android lol.

6. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I am sure my XZ premium will be good to me for at least 2 more years.

11. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

The title is offensive because it creates a picture that Sony is well behind other manufacturers regarding updates.. They say"Sony finally dishes out... " Use of the word finally dishes out clearly can misdirect other people to feel that sony is late in updating.. . peace..

14. Remmy

Posts: 187; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Agree, people who aren't familiar with Sony devices would think these devices should have gotten the update much earlier based on the headline.

17. terryznn

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2014

my XZ2 compact is just 51.1A.11.51 still 8.0 orio , don't see any update available :((

18. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony is fast in updating their phones and one reason is because they sell so few units it's easier to update than let's say Xiaomi or Samsung.

21. cheznoid

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Just updated to Pie on my XZ Premium - all good. Nice to have a phone that gets fast updates, unlike Samsung!

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