Sony was among the few Android OEMs that managed to roll out the new Android Nougat OTA to its devices within 100 days from the operating system’s August 22nd launch.
The OS made it to the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ on the last two days of November last year while those using the midrange Xperia X and the Compact version began receiving the same treat in mid-December. Not so long ago, the same Android Nougat OS started rolling out to a trio of devices launched in 2015 namely Sony Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium as well as Xperia Z4 Tablet.
A few days after the OS had hit the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z3+, a report surfaced saying that the update had been halted by the Japanese tech giant. Back then, there was no clear communication from Sony’s side with regard to whether this was legit or not. When some users who had been informed that the update is available went ahead and tried to download it later on, they didn’t find it there, leading to conclusions that it had been stopped.
Now, in what appears to be making the issue public, Sony has taken to its Twitter account to confirm that it has truly halted the latest Android Nougat update to the Xperia Z3+, Z5, and Z4 Tablet. The company cites user experience as their main priority, meaning that the inconsistencies causing the rollout to stop could be have led to poor user experiences.
We’re still working on the inconsistencies in Nougat for Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet – priority is user experience. Will re-commence rollout ASAP.
— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) January 23, 2017
For those who had already received the update on any of the three devices, you will have to stick with these inconsistencies for now, but Sony promises that it will resume rolling out Android Nougat OTA to the trio as soon as possible. Hopefully, this new update will also include fixes to the bugs that are already on the Sony devices that had received the Nougat treat.