Sony rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance

Sony Mobile is the next major smartphone company to released Android 7.1.1 Nougat for some of its products. The first handsets Sony picked for this occasion are the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance, two phones that made their debut on the market last year, both shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

The update contains the latest April security patch, as well as some improvements in the app shortcuts area. Since the Xperia Home launcher does not feature app shortcuts support, Sony fine-tuned it to make it work in this update.

Aside from the new compatible launcher that now supports app shortcuts and the April security patch, there aren't any details on the changes Android 7.1.1 Nougat brings to the Xperia smartphones.

Naturally, Sony couldn't have missed any of the native improvements included in Android 7.1.1 such as the new set of emoji that promote gender equality, as well as the ability to send GIFs from the keyboard on supported apps (Google Allo, Messenger, Hangouts.)

It appears that the Japanese company has just started seeding Android 7.1.1 for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance, so it might take a while for the OTA file to arrive on all devices.

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Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Xperia X Performance
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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