Here are some of the Sony Xperia phones expected to receive Android 10 updates

Here are some of the Sony Xperia phones expected to receive Android 10 updates
Sony usually announces what phones will receive a major Android OS update once Google makes it available to handset manufacturers, but this time the announcement has been delayed for some reason. Obviously, those who bought Xperia flagships launched in 2018 and 2019 should definitely expect to see Android 10 arriving on their devices in the coming months.

However, there's the problem of the mid-range smartphones and those flagships released in 2017, which we still don't know if they're going to be updated to Android 10 at some point. Luckily, one Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo, published a list of Xperia phones that will get Android 10 updates.

As you can imagine, NTT DoCoMo's list contains only phones in its portfolio, which is why the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are missing. We expect Sony to update these phones to Android 10 though.

The Japanese carrier's confirmed the following Sony smartphones will receive Android 10: Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ3, Xperia 1, and Xperia 5. There's also one other smartphone, the Xperia Ace, which is exclusive to DoCoMo, but that's of no concern to us.

We have yet to hear from Sony, but at least we now have an idea of the company's plans. Keep in mind that NTT DoCoMo's list is incomplete, so additional devices are likely to be added depending on the region.

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5 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1084; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

1, 5, 8, 10, 10+, Ace, XZ3, XZ2P, XZ2c and XZ2. Rollout starts in second or third week of november.

2. jdajda

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

It's a shame that the XZ1 got only one Android version update! Never Sony again

3. nicholasokeyo85

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2019

Me too , never Sony again. Only a single update. Sony byeee

4. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well... Sort of true and at the same time sort of not true. The Xperia XZ1 was the first phone with Android 8 on the market (beating even Google's own Pixel), so it got an entire year of being up to date, before a new Android version was released, and a second full year updated to Android 9. So, in the end it got two full years being up to date, which is what Sony promises. I have an Xperia XZ3 and I'm sure that it will be the same. The XZ3 was the first Android 9 headset, so now it will receive its first major update to Android 10 and I'm completely sure that it will be the last update it will receive, but being up to date on total for two years. On the contrary the XZ2 line which was released in spring, will see in total 2 updates (from 8 to 10) in order to be able to stay up to date for the promised two years.

6. jdajda

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

It's playing with words from Sony and that's disappointing. The OnePlus 5T or Huawei mate 10 pro were released in the same time and they will both get Android 10. In my personal opinion, when I buy a flagship at this price, I expect to get 2 Android version updates

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