Sony is prompt in rolling out Google's latest operating system to its eligible devices. After seeding the new firmware to the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ, the company has started releasing it to the Xperia X (F5121), Xperia X Dual (F5122) and Xperia X Compact (F5321) in select regions, according to XperiaBlog.
The new OS update takes the build number to version 34.2.A.0.266 and currently available in Australia, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam. The Japanese electronics giant is expected to expand the availability of the firmware in the coming days.
Only a few OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) like Motorola, Sony and LG have rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat to its eligible devices. It came weeks after Google seeded it to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One.
Sony had earlier released Concept for Android based on 7.0 Nougat for the Xperia X with model number F5121, giving a clear hint that the new firmware was coming. It had revealed that its devices namely the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance would receive the new firmware.
However, the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet are not in the list of Sony handsets that are eligible for the firmware.
Android 7.0 Nougat will bring some new features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, VR interface, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, Clear All, Data saver, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and Instant Apps.