Sony Begins Nougat Rollout Process for Xperia X Performance and XZ – Here Are All the Eligible Devices


Over the week, several users reported receiving Sony Android 7.0 Nougat update on their Xperia X handsets. Sony has confirmed today that both Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ users are receiving Nougat update, starting today.

Sony Android 7.0 Nougat rollout process begins

It's been a few months since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat to its Nexus lineup - and shipped it with Pixel lineup, out of the box. With the year ending, it's high time Google's partner phone makers also start sending the Nougat sweetness to their devices.

LG initiated the process in November, followed by HTC, Motorola and now Sony too has started sending out the update to its latest flagship devices. Samsung is still in the public beta testing mode but is expected to begin the rollout process later this month for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Sony highlighted the following Android 7.0 Nougat features for Xperia in its announcement post:

Multi-window support – multitasking made easy; run two apps simultaneously and double tap to switch between each
Longer battery life – do more for longer, with improved battery life powered by Google & Sony Xperia
Messaging – more ways to tell your story with our latest Messaging app, enabling you to share videos and audio with a few taps
Manual camera settings control – all-new manual focus and shutter speed controls, now available for Xperia X Performance
Home screen – a smarter and more personal Xperia home screen, with Google Now integration

Just over three months since the release of Android 7.0 AOSP, and many of the latest flagships have received the Nougat update. Definitely not bad considering Android's previous adoption records. Sony has promised to deliver Android 7.0 Nougat to the following devices:

  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XA
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Z5 Compact
  • Z5 Premium
  • Xperia Z4 tablet
  • Xperia Z3+

You can head over to Settings to install the latest OTA updates. If you haven't received the notification yet, don't worry as the phased rollout process may take a few days to reach to different regions.