Sony to Lead Non-Google OEMs in Rolling Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Xperia XZ Android Nougat

Sony has vowed to be the leading non-Google OEM to roll out the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat to its compatible devices all over the world, according to a statement made on Xperia Blog.

The company’s Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ are already receiving Android 7.0 Nougat beta, but the Japanese tech giant now wants to take things to the next level with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The company has said that migrating their devices onto the new platform is their number one priority, even joking that fans should get ready with their rotten tomatoes, just in case any other OEM beats it to the rolling out of the OS.

Apparently, Sony is just waiting for Google to do the finalizations with GMS (application suite) and CTS (Compatibility Test Suite) suites and once this is done, the tech giant will start getting the OS ready for its smartphones and tablets. Sony might be in trouble or rather might not meet its targets given that some devices such as Android One have already received the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat whereas the factory images of Google Pixel and Nexus lineups are already doing rounds.

Just recently, a Samsung Galaxy Beta participant revealed that the company was sending out alerts, confirming that those using Samsung Galaxy S7 will move directly to this Android 7.1.1 Nougat update once the OTA is ready. However, there was no word on when this will exactly be happening.

Sony Xperia XZ

HTC has already commenced the update process, but only HTC 10 and HTC One M9 are getting Android 7.0 Nougat and not Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The story is the same for LG G5, but those using the LG V20, HTC Bold and Huawei Mate 9 are sure of the former OS out of the box, with an update to the latest version 7.1.1 also expected to roll out sooner than later.

The report on Xperia Blog did not mention the exact date when Sony will start rolling out the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but given its strong words, it should be happening in the next few days or weeks for that matter.

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