Sony Xperia XZs was unveiled in February 2017 at the Mobile World Congress event in Spain, but it has just started hitting many countries’ local stores in the recent weeks.
Even before other people get the phone, the Japanese tech giant is already rolling out a new software update that bumps up the Android security patch level to the month of May. With this update, the Sony Xperia XZs becomes one of the earliest adopter of this month’s security patch, which has only been rolled out to a number of devices so far, including Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices.
According to the recipient of the May Android security patch on Sony Xperia XZs, the update brings software version 41.2.A.0.235 and weighs about 100MB. The Xperia XZs is based on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat and as such, the update is also based on this OS. Other than carrying the latest monthly software patch, the update also brings regular bug fixes as well as stability and performance enhancements.
The Xperia XZs has two variants based on SIM card connectivity. The single-SIM variant has model number G8231 while the dual-SIM variant has model number G8232. So far, both models are receiving the update over the air. So far, the update is rolling out in select markets and as such, it might not hit your Xperia XZs model at this point in time.
To force the update, you may check it through the Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates. But do ensure that the phone is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi and that the battery is at least 50% fully charged, otherwise, connect it to a power source when upgrading.