Sony’s influence in the mobile phone industry may have faded drastically, but the company is doing everything possible to redeem itself.
At some point, the Japanese OEM was considered one of the worst when it comes to rolling out software updates. But today, the company has turned the tables, toppling the likes of Motorola, a company that was once popular for its timely release of software updates.
While this might seem too much praise on the company yet the Sony Xperia L1 is only receiving an update to November’s Android security patch, you’d better keep in mind that this is an entry-level phone. At the moment, not so many devices have received November’s security patch, including others that cost more than three times the price of the Xperia L1.
Despite its entry-level status, the Sony Xperia L1 is receiving an update that carries software version 43.0.A.6.49, up from v43.0.A.5.79 that was released in August, but the Android version remains at 7.0 Nougat. This is the OS that came preinstalled on the device and while some might be looking forward to a newer version, if it does come, it may probably be Oreo and not v7.1 of Nougat.
This is because not long ago, a Sony representative said that the Xperia XA1 Plus, which was announced in October but still with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, will jump directly to Android Oreo. If anything, Sony should do Xperia L1 users the same favor, if at all the device will get any OS upgrade.
All Sony Xperia L1 users will not be able to get the update at once because it is rolling out over the air. Usually, this takes a few days before all units get the OTA notification. If you have not received the notification, you can either wait for it or try a manual update via the Settings menu.