Sony Is Now Releasing Nougat Updates To Some Xperia Devices

By Mayor James On 18 Mar, 2017 At 11:04 AM | Categorized As Featured, Mobile | With 0 Comment

Android 7.0 Nougat could soon be coming to more smartphones than ever after Sony allegedly began releasing the update to even more of its devices. Sony has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update once again for Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, and the Xperia X5 series. This is the second time that the company is rolling out said update for the aforementioned devices because after it released the update for the first time, Sony had to pull because there were still a few bugs that it needed to fix before the release was good for public consumption.

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At the moment, the users that have received the updates are reporting no bugs as of yet, and including the ones that eventually caused the last update to be pulled. Although, some comments on update do highlight that there seems to be little in terms of new features. The usual Nougat goodness from the Google is all there, but Sony’s cameras don’t seem to have received any kind of manual control mode, and Vulkan, and a new 3D standard that tops OpenGL and Direct3D in performance, isn’t on board, despite having already made its way to numerous devices, including the Huawei Nexus 6P, that sports the same chipset and GPU as the Xperia Z5. The security patch is reportedly still at the December level.

While some Xperia fans may be a bit disappointed with the lack of new features, having Nougat on board as the base of the firmware gives the phones and tablets a number of new features that are worth paying attention to. Such as multi-window mode, and battery, boosts in memory, and performance improvements over Android 6.0. Devices that got the previous firmware update should find all of their issues solved once they get this one, and those who never took the last update and are still on Marshmallow should be able to simply take the newest update without any fuss. Sony hasn’t announced exactly how the rollout will go, but it’d be assumed that those who got a hold of the last update could be seeing this one first. In either case, it’s expected that all mentioned devices will receive the update in the coming days.

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