Yesteryear's flagship devices getting the taste of latest and sweetest Android, plus a couple of Sony extras.
Sony’s struggles over the years in the mobile space are apparent, still, they have been one of the more robust OEMs as far as software updates are concerned. The current flagship lineup Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact launched with Oreo out of the box unlike so many other flagships these days/
Then the Xperia XZ Premium got the update last month. Now two other Sony smartphones are getting Android 8.0 Oreo love, the standard Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs.
Launched about a year ago, if you own either of the two smartphones, then you should be looking for a new software update with firmware version 41.3.A.0.401, weighing around 1.2GB.
The update includes Reminders, very useful for unfinished work, as well as Xperia Actions, suggested settings based on your usage. Then, there's App Shortcuts, Smart text selection, notification dots and Autofill API.
Aside from all the new features and improvements in the Android 8.0 Oreo, Sony also included the November security patch, so Xperia XZ, and XZs should be up to date when it comes to security.
As we noted earlier, there's a high chance that the next Sony smartphone to receive Android 8.0 Oreo is the Xperia X Performance. Now if only Sony can fix their terrible image processing.