• Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ (Photo : YouTube / Sony Xperia)

Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet and Z3+ have received certification which indicates that the latest software update will arrive soon to these devices.

According to Xperia Blog, Android 7.0 Nougat update with build number 32.3.A.0.372 has received certification by the PTCRB, a wireless certification entity led by North American mobile operators. As of this writing, there is no confirmation on when the update will be hitting these devices.

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On Sony's official support site, it has officially listed the names of the devices that will get the Android N upgrade. The list includes

  • Xperia XZ, XZ Dual SIM
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XA Ultra, XA Ultra Dual SIM
  • Xperia XA, XA Dual SIM
  • Xperia X Performance, X Performance Dual SIM
  • Xperia X, X Dual SIM
  • Xperia Z5, Z5 Dual
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z5 Premium, Premium Dual
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3+, Z3+ Dual

Sony has released Android 7.0 Nougat update with build number 39.2.A.0.327 Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance and their dual SIM variants. For Xperia X, Xperia X Compact and their dual SIM variants are now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update with build number 34.2.A.0.266.

The Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra are the only remaining Xperia X smartphones that have not received the Android N yet. Speculations are rife that all the Android N eligible devices will be upgraded by second quarter of 2017.

Apart from various bug fixes, Sony is adding several new features and enhancements such as multi-window support, improvements to battery life, more features on messaging app, manual focus and shutter speed controls for camera, and a smarter Xperia home screen enabled with Google Now.

The arrival of the Android N update on these devices should show up automatically. Otherwise, users can check and install the update by navigating to Settings > About phone > Build number.

There can be couple of reasons why the device may not receive Android N update. Sony has stated that if the internal storage of the device is 500 MB, a software update notification will not show up.

Here are the new features that arrives through Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia XZ and other Xperia devices: