Sony recently expressed it desire to top the tables when it comes to rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its eligible devices and with the latest move, the Japanese tech giant seems to be indeed living up to its promise.
According to the Canadian branch of the company, those using Sony Xperia X can now enjoy the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update on this device – a perfect timing for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The announcement was made the company via its official Twitter handle, but it further added that users should keep tabs on its channels in order to know when exactly the update will be available for downloading on their devices.
This is good news for those using the Sony Xperia X handset, but the company maintained that this update will only be availed to this one handset. As for the rest of the Xperia X series handsets, there is still no confirmed date as to when Android 7.0 Nougat will be made available, but it shouldn’t be long after this update.
Canadians using the Xperia X on any of Wind/Freedom or Videotron carriers will now be able to update their handsets to Android 7.0 Nougat via OTA, with the rest of the devices set to receive the update “in the future.”
Launched in June 2016 with Android Marshmallow out of the box, the Xperia X came in alongside a trio of other X devices. The phone has a decent set of features on offer, among them a 5-inch Full HD display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 3GB and 32GB of expandable storage. There is an outstanding 23MP snapper on the back of the handset alongside a decent 13MP selfie camera on the front. You get a 2620mAh battery unit that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, meaning you get up to 60% battery juice with just 30 minutes of charging.
At the time of launch, the Sony Xperia X was valued at $650 CAD on Freedom Mobile but has since reduced to $599 CAD while Videotron values it at $9 CAD less.