Now that Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices, it seems appropriate timing that Sony would finally come out and announce which of its phones will be getting the update. Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:
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This is actually a pretty decent list. Basically, if you’ve bought a Sony phone in the last couple of years, you’re going to be getting Android Nougat. That includes the Xperia Z3+, the eldest device on the list, which launched back in the early summer of last year.
It’s worth remembering, though, that this list doesn’t really give us any timeline for when these updates will hit. Just because your phone is on this list doesn’t mean that you’ll be getting the update in a “timely” manner (if such a thing even exists in Android outside of Nexus releases).
If you were wondering what that asterisk above is for, here’s the fine print Sony gives us:
*Software rollouts are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.
I guess it was to be expected, but I’m glad the Xperia X Performance is on this list. That’s the phone that I’ve been testing this week and I’d love to see what it’s like with some Nougat-y goodness.