Sony Android Nougat roadmap revealed; Xperia XZ gets update next month

Sony Slovakia held a press conference earlier today and also let slip when its Xperia devices would receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. According to a Sony slide, the Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance will be the first devices to receive the Android N update in October 2016. The Xperia X and X Compact are expected to follow in November 2016.

We should then see the 2015 Xperia Z series be updated around December 2016. This will include updates for the Xperia Z5 family, the Xperia Z3+ as well as the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Finally, the Xperia XA and XA Ultra will be updated in ‘early 2017’, which could mean any time up until March 2017.

All of the handsets mentioned in the roadmap are the same as officially mentioned by Sony as the devices to be updated. There were no new devices mentioned, which means it looks increasingly likely that other 2015 Xperia devices such as the Xperia M4 Aqua/M5 and C4/C5 Ultra may not see the update to Android Nougat.

Are you surprised by the timing of Nougat for your device? Is it earlier/later than you expected? Let’s hear your thoughts below.

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