Sony confirms six Xperia phones will receive Android 9 Pie update from September

Sony confirms six Xperia phones will receive Android 9 Pie update from September
While some companies (Google, Essential) have already rolled out Android 9.0 Pie for its phones, the rest are trying to figure out when to make the update available for their customers. HTC recently announced which phones will get the Pie update and now Sony is making some clarifications as well.

For those of you using Xperia smartphones, here are the first six devices that Sony plans to update to Android 9 Pie: Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XZ Premium.

According to Sony Mobile, Android 9 Pie updates will start dropping starting in September, which means that some of these phones may actually get updated near the end of the year. Well, not quite, since the Japanese company said that the last phones will get updated to Pie in November, which is quite impressive.

Meanwhile, lots of other handset manufacturers are gearing up for Android 9 Pie roll-outs, including OnePlus, HMD Global, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo. Although this paints a rather encouraging picture for the future of Android 9 Pie, it remains to be seen how fast these major OS update will actually be released.

source: GizChina

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15 Comments

1. TypicalGeek

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Nice. At least Sony is being really good about update.

2. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah they seem to be. This kind of makes me want one again...

7. TypicalGeek

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I still have the Z5. Though It's an incremental upgrade from Z3, it's still a great phone. It also got updates 2 years after launch, pretty good for a non-stock Android. Though I have iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL, I still consider another Xperia phone because Z5 video still blows my socks.

8. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice! I basically tried every small Sony, which includes the XZ1 Compact and the XZ2 Compact. The XZ2C was so close to great for me but for some reason, it kept stopping the music when I was driving, which is such a pain. I hope that will be fixed with this update.

10. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I had the same issue with my XZ2. It's interference from the dynamic vibration control to Bluetooth connection. Switch off the dynamic vibration (which you don't want anyway when you have music from the car speakers) and the problem is solved.

12. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hmm, interesting. I'll have to look into that if/when I get one again, thanks.

13. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

There is no dynamic vibration on XZ2C

14. romeo1

Posts: 824; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

There is no dvs on the compact. But i had the same issue on my xa2u. I restored the device and it was gone ever since

3. The_Mannequin

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Yeah... But for how long? Its mobile business is dead.

4. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

They have always been consistent with their updates

9. hansip87

Posts: 231; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

as long as PS market still thriving, it won't be dead in the near future. it will be treated as side project though, which all capabilities will be stripped to almost stock like,(more Google and Android dependent)

5. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Don't worry guys Note 9 will also get it around in May 2019 ;) Poor Galaxy Users :D

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Unless your a typical nerd, most galaxy users will not care about fast updates aslong as the phone works fine. I personally would be embarrassed to tell my friends that I only care about fast updates.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This is hypocrisy. If Samsung offered timely updates, you'd be advertising it as a great thing to have. Also timely and correct updates are important. My XZ Premium had won some battery life, when it made it from Nougat to Oreo as it was advertised by Google, whereas the S8 received the update 5-6 months later and it got worse battery life.

15. romeo1

Posts: 824; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Why would you be embarrassed? Because you would have an own opinion?

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