Sony Xperia X users in Europe are among the few people who have access to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, but the version in question here is still in beta.
Through a program known as Concept for Android, Sony allows those using the Xperia X handset to jump into the latest Android 7.0 Nougat craze as beta testers. The program started not so long ago and in fact, this is the first major update that it has received.
Like any other beta program, Sony Xperia X users can now access a preview version of the latest Android OS ahead of the official release. This allows them to test some of the upcoming features and in the process give back the needed feedback to make the OS better.
The latest Android 7.0 Nougat beta for Xperia X comes with build number 38.1.A.0.342 (NBD91K4) and with it comes the latest Android security patch for the month of November. Furthermore, Sony has also added support for X-Reality in the phone’s Album app whereas the Xperia Transfer and Xperia Home apps have also been updated with new versions.
Such a software update is also expected to come with many other performance improvements and bug fixes – things this build is not short of. There are fixes for the camera as well as FM Radio and the fingerprint drivers have a new version.
As mentioned earlier, the latest Sony Xperia X update is only targeting those living in Europe. In addition, you must also be a member of the Concept for Android program. To get these updates, make sure you download and install the Sony Concept Installer app, which is available via the Google Play Store.
Sony was expected to start pushing the new Android 7.0 Nougat to the Xperia X series before the end of this year. With this progress, it could be possible, but anything is also possible at this point, including facing longer waits of up to early 2017.