Sony Xperia XZ Premium to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update in December

Sony Mobile is one of the important smartphone companies that have yet to announce any details about its Android 8.0 Oreo plans. Well, perhaps the reason was the fact that the Japanese handset wasn't ready to commit to any Oreo updates.

The good news is the situation has slightly changed, as Sony Mobile Japan recently confirmed that the Xperia XZ Premium smartphone will receive the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update starting December.

Obviously, there's a high chance that the update will arrive in other parts of the world well ahead of the Japanese release. No other Xperia smartphone had been confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in the coming months, but we can safely assume the Xperia XZ Premium won't be the only one.

In the meantime, if you don't yet own the Xperia XZ Premium, then you can check out Amazon's latest deal that slashes more than $100 from the phone's retail price. Be sure to read our full Sony Xperia XZ Premium review while at it.

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Xperia XZ Premium
  • Display 5.5 inches
    3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3230 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo



6. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

it's happening now. My friend XZ Premium has got an Oreo Update

5. Feanor

Posts: 1452; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I seriously doubt these news; the Xperia XZ Premium has virtually identical hardware with the XZ1, which runs Android 8.0 already out of the box and Sony always update their phones with same CPU together. But more importantly the XZ Premium is the only recent model that hasn't received the October Android Security Patch (even the non-flagship 1.5 year old Xperia X and X Compact have received it). I'm expecting that this delay means that this patch will be part of the update of the unlocked version of phone to Android 8.0 very soon. Most probably these news refer to the carrier versions of the phone in Japan.

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2354; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Can't wait. I really hope they fix the missed touch screen issue with this update. P1sses me off daily always the P on the google keyboard does not respond even with multiple touches.. its a known issue. hopefully not hardware related..

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

I love my xz premium. Cracking phone with brilliant battery life. The LDAC codec works amazingly well with my mdr-1000x headphones..

2. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

international update will start toward the end of this month

1. haydenb

Posts: 146; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I will say this for Sony they are quite prompt about updating their devices

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