Many will agree that Sony is doing a pretty much decent job when it comes to rolling out software updates to its handsets.
The Japanese OEM was the first non-Google company to unveil a device powered by Android Oreo out of the box – the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. Recently, Sony rolled out the update to the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs and today, the same is happening to the 2016 Sony Xperia X Performance.
Apart from OnePlus, no other major non-Google company has rolled out the Oreo update to its 2016 phones, which effectively makes Sony the first to do so. It’s a great thing to see Sony rolling out swift software updates and this should get even better with the incoming Project Treble, although we cannot confirm whether all Sony phones that will be updated to Oreo will also get Treble.
The details of the file size and the official change log are still unknown, but according to Xperia Blog, those using Sony Xperia X Performance can be sure that Oreo is now rolling out. After the update to Oreo, users of this phone will be able to enjoy new app shortcuts, notification dots and picture in picture mode, among other Oreo-related features. Sony is also throwing in some of its in-house features like Xperia Actions and Reminders.
Android Oreo has started its rollout on the Xperia X Performance
— Xperia Blog (@XperiaBlog) November 27, 2017
Released in June 2016, the Sony Xperia X Performance ships with a 5-inch 1080p LCD display screen, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage and a 2700mAh battery. The back has a 23MP camera while the front gets a 13MP shooter. Software-wise, the X Performance comes with Android Marshmallow out of the box and with this Oreo update, it will be the second major OS upgrade for the handset.
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