Sony pulls Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra

We reported to you less than two weeks ago about a new Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. Well, it looks like the update is now on hold as Sony is trying to patch up a few things that caused some performance inconsistencies related to the OTA delivery system.

There's nothing wrong with pulling a major update if there are issues that must be addressed, but we can't help but wonder why it took Sony two weeks to reach the conclusion that the rollout must be put on hold temporarily. You can read Sony's full statement below:

The good news is if you've already installed Android Nougat on your Xperia XA or XA Ultra, there will no impact on your phone's performance. Since Sony did not offer any ETAs regarding the resuming of the rollout, we'll just have to wait for another statement in the coming days.

Related phones

Xperia XA
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P10, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Xperia XA Ultra
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 21.5 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P10, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sony playing it safe!

2. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Right! My op 3t has been rocking 7.1.1 for almost 4-5 months now. The S8 launched with 7.0.1 and still didn't update yet. OP or Pixel all the way.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

OP2 got abandoned So did the OPX You'll be abandoned after Android O.

4. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If OP abandons me after Android O, that is fine, they gave me M, N & O. More than Samsung or Sony every will for their flagships. Three Major releases. Anything after that i will get from XDA.

5. xxyzxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 2017

Every Xperia Z-series (Z,Z1,Z2,Z3) got 3 major android upgrade.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless