Sony's official policy: premium models get Android software updates for two years
Before the release of Sony's policy today, Google was the only company willing to reveal how long customers could expect Android updates to continue for on its phones. The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL will both be updated for three years from the date of their launch. That means that both stock Android phones will continue to receive the latest Android build through October, 2020.
Sony also says that the following models are going to receive the Android security patch dated 2018-01-05, which will protect these devices from the Meltdown and Spectre flaws:
- Xperia XA1
- Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Xperia L1
- Xperia XA1 Plus
- Xperia XA2
- Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Xperia L2
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia X
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZs
- Xperia XZ1
- Xperia XZ1 Compact
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