Sony still working to fix Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet


Sony kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for a couple of Xperia devices last week, but a few days ago the Japanese company announced it has pulled the update from its servers and halted the deployment.

However, those who captured the update by the time Sony stopped the roll-out complain about unusual battery drain after upgrading to Android 7.0 Nougat. It's been almost a week and Sony did not yet manage to address all the issues that made it pull the update in the first place.

The handset maker recently posted a short message to its fans saying that its engineers are “still working on the inconsistencies in Nougat for Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet.”

According to Sony, “priority is user experience,” so we're really hoping the Japanese company will squash all the bugs found after the roll-out commenced. Expect Sony to resume the push of Android 7.0 Nougat to all the Xperia devices mentioned earlier.

If you've been wondering why your Xperia Z5, Z3+ or Z4 Tablet hasn't yet received Android 7.0 Nougat, then here is your answer. Hopefully, Sony will kick off the roll-out of the update sooner rather than later.

source: Sony via XperiaBlog

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11 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Is there a problem with Nougat? Recently, Sony, HTC, and OnePlus paused the updates. Maybe the same reason why Samsung takes too long to push Nougat on current flagships.

4. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nah, Samsung is just slow. More so this year as the release a nougat beta program first.

6. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 609; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

More like its taking them time because it isn't just a normal Android Nougat update they changing the U.I making it feel lighter and smooth. Plus people are going to enjoy the Note 7 features which samsung are also going to include. They have more to test than anyone.

7. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Possibly. The Moto Z had some teething problems with Nougat all Google related but has been mostly fixed with this recent update. Nougat doesn't play well with 3rd party drawers and monitoring apps like GSAM thanks to the new way of handling things under the hood from my experience.

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I want it now!

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Get a Nexus or Pixel

5. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'm fine with how long it takes for updates to reach other devices, I'm just upset they had to delay the update because they found a bug last minute.

10. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Obviously you're not. You're contradicting yourself here. You previously wanted it "now!" and now you're saying that you're fine to wait until the bugs are sorted out? How old are you?

8. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The nexus and pixel ain't fairing better when it comes to nougat. It is buggy and unstable.

9. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why, it doesn't add anything of real significance? It's just an OS the most important thing are the apps. Or do you also fall for that "security-propaganda"? Not to mention that it's riddled with bugs (as witnessed by the article). Naaah, I'll go for the " Don't fix it if it ain't broke" saying.

11. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Google should slow down its release cycle because this is ridiculous! They release a crappy halfbaked OS and now handset-manufacturers must fix the damn thing themselves. The whole point of android is that manufactures get a whole OS which they can add apps to their liking. But if they have to fix Google's crap then they might as create their own Linux-based OS.

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