New Update for Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ brings January’s Android Security Patch

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony is busy with rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat updates to the likes of Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z3+, but it hasn’t forgotten the already updated Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ flagships.

The Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ started seeing the Nougat treat back in 2016. In fact, the two were the first to be updated thanks to the fact that they are the most recent flagships from the Japanese OEM. Now, in a new update, the company is rolling out the latest Android Security Patch for the month of January.

The update is coming out to these models and their dual-SIM variants as well and Xperia Blog reports that it bumps up the software build number from 39.2.A.0.374 to 39.2.A.0.386. Since it is an OTA, not all Xperia X Performance and XZ handsets will be receiving the notification to download it at once. Instead, it should be rolling out gradually over the coming days.

When some users of Xperia XZ updated their phones to the new Android 7.0 Nougat, they started experiencing issues where the time and date kept on resetting whenever the phone is rebooted. Many people grew frustrated and took to Sony’s forum to air their issues. An Official Sony Xperia Support Staff came in with a response, saying that there will be a fix coming out in the next update. Now, it cannot be confirmed whether this rolling out update for Xperia XZ takes care of this problem, but hopefully, it does.

Sony has really improved when it comes to rolling out software updates and as it is, many are hopeful that it won’t be long before it avails the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. At the moment, it is only Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android One (General Mobile 4G) that are using the latest version 7.1.1.

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