Android Nougat for Sony Xperia XZ Becomes Official; OTA Starts in Select Regions

Sony Xperia XZ

The recently launched Sony Xperia XZ in worldwide markets a few weeks ago, and this device promises to bring everything good to take on the Samsungs and LGs of this world.

The device comes with a 5.2 inch screen with full HD resolution, which certainly feels like the specifications of the yesterday Sony phones. However, Sony has been clever in sticking with a display that has not gone out of date thanks to technologies like tri-luminous display and X reality engine.

Sony Xperia XZ

These elements are overshadowed by the snapdragon 820 processor which is paired with 3 GB of RAM. This combination manages to make the Sony Xperia XZ as one of the powerful smartphones in the market. If there was one issue with the device, it was the lack of regular operating system updates from Sony. Compared with other smartphone manufacturers, the Japanese giant has trailed when it comes to unleashing the latest operating systems.

This, however, may have just changed with the Sony Xperia XZ, which has started receiving the Android Nougat update. Coming in at a quite large 1 GB file, it is recommended that users download the Android Nougat update for the Sony Xperia XZ using the Wi-Fi connections over the mobile data in order to avoid incurring significant expenses. As ever, the Android Nougat update provides plenty of new elements to the phone like multiwindow support.

Sony has also provided its own touches to the operating system with the camera app being improved quite significantly. The company also claims to have worked extremely hard on making the stamina mode even more powerful. Back with the android Lollipop versions, the stamina mode on the Sony devices was extremely powerful and users reporting even two days of usage on a single charge were not uncommon.\

The availability of this new operating system should be a major advantage for the Xperia XZ going forward. A number of smartphone makers are you to make the Android Nougat available across the range, and it is healthy to see Sony offering this new operating system within two months after the launch of the phone.

Xperia XZ Android Nougat

The Sony Xperia XZ comes with a 23 megapixel camera complete with all the latest technologies like laser autofocus and optical image stabilisation. It is a vast improvement over the camera found in the previous generation Sony devices. Sony has also been able to take advantage from the USB type C connector as it can also act as USB host.

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