A few days after rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates to Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z3+, the Japanese tech giant abruptly stopped the process supposedly due to bugs.
Now, in a recent development, it appears that the update to Android 7.0 Nougat has resumed for the three devices – Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet. If you haven’t seen an OTA notification by now, there’s nothing to worry about. This is an over the air update and as such, it will take time before every device gets notified about downloading the update.
The new Android 7.0 Nougat comes with firmware version 32.3.A.0.376 which when compared to the previous version 32.3.A.0.372, should mean that Sony has solved the issues that were in the latter. The initial release was reportedly causing audio playback issues with third-party apps, something that Sony has hopefully taken care of.
This is good news for Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet users, especially for the few who were stuck on the buggy Android 7.0 Nougat version that Sony had rolled out initially. Still, those who had hoped to get it earlier and didn’t make it can now have something to smile about, especially if the tech giant has fixed all the bugs and errors in the software.
As noted earlier, not all units of the three devices will receive the OTA notification at once. Instead, this could take even weeks before every device is updated to the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. So, if the notification hasn’t hit your device, there’s no need to panic. Still, you can regularly check for the availability of the download files via the device’s Settings. This method can also give you access to the files ahead of the OTA notification, but it is not a guarantee.
The trio was released in 2015 and in fact, they are among the few 2015 non-Google devices that are now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update, with the other one being the HTC One M9.