Sony has just revealed the details about the device has which will be receiving the Android Nougat update and it is interesting to note that the likes of the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Z3 do not feature on the list.
The new Android Nougat has arrived with a lot of excitement especially since it brings some key improvements like quick setting in the first notification pulldown and ability to have two windows in the same time. Phones like the Xperia Z2 and the Z3 only recently received an update to improve the stability of the device.
As several users complained about the multitasking ability going down significantly following the last update, Sony offered bug fixes and the latest android security patches in a recent update. This prompted suggestion that Android Nougat maybe available on these two models as well. However, it will be more two years since the devices came out and Sony seems to stick with its philosophy of not supporting older devices like many other manufacturers. The latest android updates will only be delivered for models starting from the Xperia Z3+. It is also highly likely that the Xperia Z3+ support will be stopped following this update.
Sony will be coming out with their improvements over the stock ROM. Delayed updates have been one of the major criticisms of Sony phones, but the company also received a major boost recently with a report stating that Sony Xperia devices have been the most stable. There are very few bugs reported and it seems to be a testament of the time taken by the Japanese company to release updates. Nougat has just arrived on the scene and it will take at least a few months before Sony pushes out the OTA update for these models.
Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium are the device is being supported in the Z range which is no longer available. Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia X Performance from the latest crop of devices to receive this update. In the past, Sony has taken almost 6 months in order to bring out major android updates like Ice Cream Sandwich and Marshmallow. As the company is now focusing primarily on high-end devices, these updates may arrive quicker for the upcoming generation. Sony is also set to launch a couple of new devices at the upcoming IFA 2016.