These Sony Xperia phones will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat


If you own a Sony Xperia device, and you're wondering if it's going to be officially updated to Google's brand new Android 7.0 Nougat, Sony can now give you an answer. The company today revealed a list of smartphones (plus one tablet) that will certainly get Nougat at some point. Here's the list, with devices shown in chronological order, from the oldest to the newest released:

As you can see, the list curiously doesn't include the Xperia E5 that was launched in June. However, Sony might add the handset to this select company sometime later.

At the moment, it's not clear exactly when Sony will be ready to release Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the Xperia models listed above. But we'll let you know as soon as we have new official info on this. Meanwhile, a limited number of Xperia X Performance owners in Europe can already test Android Nougat thanks to a beta program.   

source: Sony

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14 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

Cool. Ill bury my old Z3+ in a time capsule so my great grandkids can have it for when Sony roll out the update.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sadly what will happen is that you will likely forget about the capsule and it will never be found and no one will actually be able to get it....just like the update.

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1563; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Are you a blowfly with a lifespan of 2-3 months?

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Made for Z3c please even if you release it a year later.

3. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

No m5? Weird. M5 is a must.

14. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Sony always support the mid-range phones for 1 year only. Don't expect :D

4. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Not surprised that the Z3 didn't make the list as it's almost hit 2 years since launch. Good thing that they still have the concept software so they might port it to N later this year.

5. kotan24

Posts: 319; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Poor Android users... This is the only thing that keeps me in the ios environment, love the way apple manages their updates

6. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If "this" is the only reason, you must not know android and the options out there very well... First you have the Nexus that have similar update frequency than apple devices... Then you have popular manufacturers that include extra features that not even nexus devices have for a while (I.e. Samsung multi taking windows) Additionally you can have an in-between experience with good update cycles but also some extra features.... (most Oem) Finally, you can put whatever ROM pleases you even if your device official support had ended. I would never trade my ability to choose and select the perfect-for-my-needs device for an iPhone just because long updates (that doesn't even bring all features to older devices)...

9. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

I understand its not fun having android phone that isnt running latest update at all time, but i hope u come to android because in all honesty, i think most people use Launchers from google play rather than stock google updates. I think you could try getting android phone and try Nova launcher and compare it to iOS 9 or 10 (which ever is latest update now) Maybe youll change your mind after testing it out(:

7. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Maybe I should try the z5 compact after all...

11. johnh3

Posts: 147; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Even the older devices with Android 6.0 that not reciving this updated still get security patches etc..Google Play, and the apps still will be updated and works. Of course it would be nice to get Nougat. But I think many of the "normal" mobile users would not note the difference or care so much about it. They just using what are installed in the device and not trying some tricks and different options to force a update At some point they will buy a new mobile device, and then get the latest OS in any event. For the iPhone user, most knows that are not always a good Idea to install the newest iOS version on a very old iPhone. Often makes it so slow so it are almost impossible to use the device.

12. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Great I still have no good reason to replace my Z5 Premium

13. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Long live Z2!

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