One week after Google started rolling out the latest Android security patch for the month of March, Sony is rolling out the same update to the high-end Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance as well as the midrange Xperia X and Xperia X Compact phones.
All of these four phones were unveiled in 2016, but the Xperia XZ came in last, somewhere towards the end of the year. The phones have also been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat as at the time of this writing, which means that the March Android security patch that is being rolled out is based on the Nougat OS.
Where Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance users can expect to receive a software update that carries firmware version 39.2.A.0.442, those on the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact can expect to see firmware version 34.2.A.0.333. So far, there are no major software changes to the four phones, but it’s not like any major change was expected to accompany the update. As usual with monthly software updates, this one simply ups the security patch level to March 1, 2017 as well as brings a few bug fixes and performance improvements.
Both sets of phones will be receiving this monthly update over the air. With this in mind, there are some people that will receive the update well ahead of others. So, if you happen to meet your friend who has the same Sony Xperia XZ or Xperia X Compact as you and has already received the new software, don’t fret because the same will also come your way in a matter of time.
OTA updates can take up to a week or even more before they actually arrive on all devices in question, which means that this whole thing could go up to next week in order to reach out to all Sony Xperia XZ, X Performance, Xperia X and X Compact handsets.
Have you received the latest March Android security patch on your Sony Xperia X series phone? Let us know of any changes the update brings to the phone other than the security patch in the comments below.
Source: Xperia Blog