Sony rolls out first Android 7.0 concept update for Xperia X, adds November security patch

Sony rolls out first Android 7.0 concept update for Xperia X, adds November security patch
Japanese company Sony started the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat concept to Xperia X (single SIM model) about a week ago, and promised users to keep the updates coming until the final version will be launched for the masses.

Today, that promise is partially fulfilled with the release of the first Android 7.0 concept update for the Xperia X. Among the many new features and improvements included, Sony confirmed that the update adds the latest November security patch.

For those who have been accepted into the beta program, we're looking at firmware version 38.1.A.0.342, which is about 223MB in size. That's not a heavy sized update, so it shouldn't take too long to download and install.

According to Sony, the update contains a new Home that has some issues with icon packs, so if you have added an icon pack in the past you must remove it from Home settings. In order to do that, you must switch to default before updating to this version of Android 7.0 Nougat.

In terms of new features, the update adds X-reality support for pictures in Sony Album app, as well as updated driver for the fingerprint sensor. New versions of Xperia Home and Xperia Transfer will be added too.

Some bugs present in the previous build have been addressed in the update, such as an issue with FM Radio along with NC (Noise Canceling) headset. Also, a fix for Camera not available “ok google” related has been deployed as well.

source: XperiaBlog

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  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 2620 mAh
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Xperia X Performance
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