Sony has a special name for its version of the Android Beta Program – the Xperia Concept Program. The program helped bring Android 7.0 Nougat to the Xperia X series as early as possible and apparently, Sony is using the same platform to test the incoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
Google rolled out the current Android 7.1.1 Nougat update late last year, but only its devices are currently using the OS. However, a few weeks ago, Sony opened the beta program for its Xperia X users where they can get early access to the OS and help the company iron out any issues before rolling out the stable version in the coming days or weeks.
In a new report coming from Sony Xperia-centric blogging platform Xperia Blog, the Japanese tech giant has started rolling out the latest Android Security Patch for the month of February to the Xperia X Concept program, which has Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. This security patch started rolling out earlier this week, but only a handful of devices have received it, including Google’s Pixel and Nexus families. Sony Xperia X users who are part of the Xperia X Concept program can now enjoy this small but essential update as well.
The update carries software version 38.3.A.0.107 and other than coming in with a few stability improvements and the latest patch level, there are no reports of new features so far. However, the company can confirm that there is an updated modem software in this new firmware, which weighs about 76MB and carries build number N4F26I12.
If all goes well, the same Android Security Patch should start hitting Sony Xperia X devices using the stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat in the coming week (s). As for the ongoing tests on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, there is still no word on when the stable version will be released.
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