Xperia Z5 family receiving Android Nougat update

Sony has begun upgrading its Xperia Z5 series of devices to Android 7.0 Nougat today. The update, which brings the five-month old release of the mobile OS, is currently live for several variants of the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium, but will hopefully be released for the rest of the line shortly. 

While using the Z5 last year, we found its software to be less than satisfactory, due to its lack of basic features and its abundance of bugs. Whether these problems have been fixed in this or previous updates is up for debate, but this particular build, numbered 32.3.A.0.372, promises a number of changes. Beside the stock Nougat improvements, such as multi-window support and expanded notification functionality, updated devices should have better battery life, new features in the messaging and camera apps, and Google Now integration in the built-in Xperia Home Launcher. The update is unfortunately not based on Android 7.1.1, but rather on the five-month-old 7.0 instead, meaning users might miss out on some new features.

Nougat has been steadily rolling out to Xperia devices for the past couple of months, after its release for the X series, and the flagship Xperia XZ. So if you're still sporting a Marshmallow device, such as the Z5 Compact or the Z3+, chances are high you're next on the list to be upgraded.

via XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Display 5.5" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh(19.17h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. hjmak

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Take that samsung

3. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

ᴛʜᴇɪʀ 2015 ғʟᴀɢsʜɪᴘ ɪs ɴᴏᴡ ᴏɴ 7.0 ᴡʜᴇʀᴇᴀs ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅʀᴏɪᴅ ʟᴇᴀᴅᴇʀs ᴀʀᴇ sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴜᴘᴅᴀᴛᴇ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ 2016 ғʟᴀɢsʜɪᴘs. sᴏɴʏ ɪs ᴏɴ ᴀ ʀᴏʟʟ. ᴇᴀɢᴇʀʟʏ ᴡᴀɪᴛɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜɪs ʏᴇᴀʀ's ʜɪɢʜ ᴇɴᴅ sᴏɴʏ ᴘʜᴏɴᴇs

2. MrAnonymous

Posts: 94; Member since: May 25, 2014

Sweet..! Looks like Sony's lucky year. oneplus, samsung, htc all have unstable and halted(except op) their updates and so for now, Sony is the only one who have updated their 2015 flagships to nougat and 2016 flagships too!

4. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

"The update is unfortunately not based on Android 7.1.1, but rather on the five-month-old 7.0 instead, meaning users might miss out on some new features" ʏᴏᴜʀ ɴᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴠɪᴛʏ ɪɴ ʀᴇᴘᴏʀᴛɪɴɢ ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴡs ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ sᴏɴʏ ʀᴇʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ ɪs ʜɪʟᴀʀɪᴏᴜs!

24. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

The new features on 7.1.1 is mostly Pixel related.

5. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

like putting lipstick on a pig

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Calm down, nobody is putting lipstick on your mother.

26. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

LOL good one, i deserved that!

12. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Ouch!

15. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

This site doesn't have any good words for Sony. As a Sony Xperia user. My M2 midranger runs lollipop smoothly and am satisfied, tho i dont have alot flagship features that are on the Z5. Am tired of using Android, i now want a iPhone, but i rethink of getting a z5 or x performance

16. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Sexy beast, z5 Premium.

18. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Good job Sony I like and respect Sony, a real value for money smartphones from Sony with fast & reliable updates. I'm more than happy with that update, finally I got Nougat

19. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Z5 Compact in Australia just received the update!

20. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I know a LOT of people with the Z5 Compact so this is good news.

22. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

sad phone iphonearena. Sony updating their phone on time and still the negativity of iphonearena still there. grow up iphonearena!

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