Sony begins rolling out Android P Beta 2 update to Xperia XZ2

Sony begins rolling out Android P Beta 2 update to Xperia XZ2
Alongside last month’s debut of the first Android P Beta was the announcement that it would be coming to a number of non-Pixel smartphones, among which was the Xperia XZ2. Well today, just five days after the second Beta release, Sony has confirmed that the update is being rolled out to its flagship device.

In regards to what changes the update brings, the release focuses mainly on bug fixes. Namely, the Japanese brand has corrected an issue on Xperia XZ2 devices running the beta that saw a lack of volume adjustment when it came to calls. Additionally, certain users reported that the microphone would sometimes stop working, an issue Sony has now addressed too. Furthermore, wireless charging should also be working perfectly now on the flagship, while 4G and the use of Wi-Fi Hotspots aren’t expected to cause any further problems. On a final note, Sony has also addressed a bug that stopped the GPS from working on certain units, while the Nightlight feature will be fully functional once again.

Overall, the update won’t be introducing anything groundbreaking on the feature front, instead, the pure speed at which Sony was able to release the update is perhaps the biggest achievement. After all, the manufacturer usually takes months to roll out new software versions to its Android devices but, thanks to Project Treble, this looks set to change, with this latest update taking just five days to prepare.

For owners of the Xperia XZ2 who are interested in the software, Sony will be rolling out an OTA update to those who already have the first Beta version installed. Alternatively, those who don’t can visit Sony’s Android P Beta site to download the software.

source: Sony via: GSMArena

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Xperia XZ2
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Device may get final Sony firmware in september

3. adibuyono

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

According to Sony trend, this doesn't sound possible. Sony may launch XZ3 (almost same spec with XZ2) with latest firmware, and leave XZ2 few months to receive google latest OS. It's natural for Sony to make a selling point for XZ3 over XZ2.

5. lallolu

Posts: 724; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Sony is usually fast with updates.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Without treble the updates started half november. XZ3/XZ2s will ship for sure android 9. Firmware will be same for XZ2 Premium. XZ2/XZ2c will have same update, except camera software because single cam.

2. josephnero

Posts: 772; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Noice

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sony sets an good example that other OEM's should follow after.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1266; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

"After all, the manufacturer usually takes months to roll out new software versions to its Android devices" Er... What? This comment implies that Sony is late with its updates. In fact is one of the fastest, probably the fastest after Google. Very uninformed writing.

8. Djz89

Posts: 418; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Too bad the xz2 compact dont have it , but i really love that phone, it's superb, so fast.

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 1729; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

What about the compact model? Wouldn't they both be receiving the same updates around the same time?

10. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

finally sony comback with perfect design.... and with stock android. them own UI is very worst....

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