Sony has just announced the first phones with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box – the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.
The two made their debut earlier today at the IFA 2017, ending weeks of rumors and speculations regarding their debut, specs, features, price and release dates in different markets across the globe. Even though many will have to wait for weeks before the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hit local shelves, the Japanese tech giant has another channel for you to get the new Android 8.0 Oreo on your phone – the OTA channel.
Sony has just confirmed that a number of its phones will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. These include last year’s Xperia X, Xperia X Compact and Xperia X Performance, but there’s no room for the original Xperia XA family. If you happened to buy the 2nd-generation Xperia XA1 or XA1 Ultra, Oreo will be headed your way when the time is ripe.
Android 8.0 Oreo will also be rolled out to the likes of Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia Touch and the new Xperia XA1 Plus, which was announced alongside the Xperia XZ1 series at the IFA 2017, but it comes preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Despite the confirmation that these listed devices will receive the update to Android 8.0 Oreo, Sony has not given out any specific date that the rollout will commence.
When Android Nougat was released in August 2016, Sony did not waste any time coming up with a list of devices that would receive the update. The story is not different a year later, which says a lot about the company’s commitment towards keeping its devices up to date. Whether the tech giant will replicate its 2016 achievement by becoming among the first OEMs to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo to the mentioned devices before this year ends is still unknown, but we are hopeful this will be the case.
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