August 2016 has been a crucial month for Sony as the company decided to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat update for a wide range of Xperia handsets. The Japanese-based firm had earlier noted that it is working towards rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to most Xperia series smartphones by the end of this year.
Sony has begun rolling out the Nougat software update to Xperia X (F5121), Xperia X Dual (F5122), and Xperia X Compact (F5321) units starting early December. Upgrading from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat will bring improvements to the camera set up and the stamina mode of the smartphones, state reports.
The latest flavor of Android 7.0 Nougat brings a number of improvements to the devices including instant apps, better notifications, enhanced the user interface, more power saving optimizations, lower system requirements, seamless updates, Daydream VR, Google Allo and Duo messaging apps, improved multi-tasking, and many more enhancements.
To get the software update, the user can just go to Settings > About Phone > Software update, and they are good to go.
Along with the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Sony also plans to be the first non-Google branded manufacturer to release Android 7.1.1 to its devices sooner than anyone can imagine. The Xperia devices that had already received Android 7.0 Nougat update are likely to be the first ones to get the 7.1.1 version. Along with this, Sony might also plan to skip Android 7.0 and upgrade a few Xperia devices directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.