Sony halts Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet? (Confirmed)

UPDATE: Sony confirmed that it pulled the Android 7.0 Nougat update for all its Xperia devices after discovering some audio-related issues and problems with SD card encrypted data read performance: Here is the company's official statement:

It appears that Sony is playing hard to get with the release of the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. The Japanese company kicked off the week with the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for the entire Xperia Z5 family, followed a few days later by a couple of other Xperia devices including the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Unfortunately, Sony might have pulled the update from their servers and halted the deployment of Android 7.0 Nougat altogether. The information hasn't been confirmed yet, but many Xperia users claim the Nougat update is not available anymore for either of the Xperia Z5 models.

In addition, Sony may have also stopped the rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3+ Dual and Xperia Z4 Tablet.

If the update was indeed pulled from Sony's servers, then the rollout has stopped globally. We can safely assume that this is just a temporary setback, though it's hard to tell how long it will take until the Sony will resume the rollout of the update.

Hopefully, any issues that Sony might have found and forced it to put the rollout of the update on hold, will be fixed sooner rather than later.



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What's with all the manufacturers stopping the update mid way?

3. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Probably unmanaged bugs.

2. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Please hurry. I love my z5, but the horrible battery is just umbeareble, the nougat update was going to help the the battery life i read. If not ill have to switch phone soon.

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Got the z5 premium update. Battery life has improved.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What carrier are you with?

6. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014


7. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

I thought it was just me. volume levels in poweramp app did it for me. i could not hear anything even at max volume. all the other apps were fine. at first i thought poweramp may not be compatible with nougat but seeing it run flawlessly on other devices made me doubt about the update itself, i am halfway down the process of unlocking my boot-loader and i am much relieved to have read this article. Now all i have to do is wait for the release of fixed update.

8. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Great Work Sony UK ntil now i did not get any update for my htc 10 which is a newer phone than Z5

9. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Hey Cosmin, those aren't pictures of Z5 you're showing.

10. Kanoop

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2017

I got z3+ update. Loving it :)

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