Sony has earned a reputation for being quick with major software updates and those who own a Xperia XZ or XZs in the United States will be delighted to find out that the company is now rolling out the much-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for the handsets. The update had been previously announced for both devices and it’s now being rolled out to users across the country.
Sony has started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xperia XZ and XZs. The build number has been updated from 41.2.A.7.76 to version 41.3.A.0.401. Since it’s a major update, the firmware file weighs in at around 1.2GB. That’s to be expected with a major update of this kind.
Some new features that Sony has added to complement Oreo’s feature include Xperia Actions. These are intelligently suggested settings based on the user’s preferences. There are all new gaming and commuting features as well.
The Oreo update that’s rolling out for both handsets also features the November security patch so it brings all of the latest security fixes for the Android platform as well. It doesn’t look like Sony has added support for Project Treble, at least for the Xperia XZ.
Sony is likely going to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xperia X Performance in the near future. Hopefully, it will get the update before the end of the year as well.