Sony Xperia XZ also getting Android 7 Nougat right now!

Back in September, Sony's plan for the Android 7 Nougat update across its handsets was leaked and showed us that the first devices that will get the new build are the top-shelf Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ. They were supposed to start receiving the official Android N update "around October" but, in fact, the Xperia X Performance only started getting its patch a couple of days ago – at the end of November.

Today, we are getting word that the Xperia XZ is quick to follow, though. Users on the Sony support forums have posted that they are getting the new software today and we've even got a screenshot of the changelog. Unfortunately, our office unit is yet to get it — it's only natural that the global rollout will be gradual. If you have an Xperia XZ and don't have the update yet, we can't guarantee when you should expect it, but we'd say it should be about a week.

Android Nougat brings native split screen, Quick Shortcuts, improved Doze (though Sony's Stamina used to be really good before, too...), actionable notifications, and other tune-ups under the hood. Of course, we are curious to see if Sony gave its interface a facelift as well.

According to the previously mentioned roadmap, The X and X Compact should've also gotten Nougat in November, the Z3+, Z4, and Z5 series should expect it in December, and the XA phones should get it in early 2017. Seeing as the X Performance and XZ were a bit late, we'd add a month to each of these deadlines. Still, that's a pretty quick update to Nougat, well ahead of the competition. Slow clap for Sony!


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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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