Latest version of Android , 7.0 Nougat is popping up on smartphones earlier than the previous versions did when they launched. After the Moto smartphones received its fair share of updates, it’s time for Sony’s premium lineup to receive the update. Sony is now beginning to roll out the Nougat update to the Xperia X Performance.
For now, only model numbers F8131 and F8132, the Dual SIM variant of the phone are reportedly receiving the update. It has also not been confirmed which regions are getting the update. The Xperia X Performance and Xperia X performance dual are the first sony smartphones to officially receive Nougat update.
In addition, Nougat comes with the Google Assistant, the AI-powered Digital Assistant that is more contextually aware than any of its counterparts.
Android 7.0 Nougat is also more secure than the previous versions in the sense that it now uses file-based encryption and direct boot which prevents the entire system to be compromised through one bad sector.
Google has also made it easier to install the monthly security patches that it releases to make it even more secure. Sony has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Xperia X Performance. The update is available for the Unlocked model (F8131) as well as the dual SIM global variant (F8132).
Sony begins rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia X Performance
The update for the Sony Xperia X Performance is rolling out in phases. To update your phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, go to Settings, About Phone and click on System Updates.
Android 7.0 Nougat is the new incremental update to Android, announced earlier this year in Google’s I/O conference. While there are no significant design changes. Nougat brings support for multi-window and Direct Replies.
Sony Xperia smartphones next in line to receive an official Nougat update are Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia XA, Xperia X Compact and Xperia XA Ultra. According to PhoneArena, Some of these smartphones, however, aren’t likely to receive the update before 2016 closes.
The Xperia X Performance was launched in February at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016. Sony had been reportedly testing Android Nougat on the Xperia X lately through the Xperia Beta Program as of November 1st, according to Android Headlines. And only after a complete round of test, the update is now rolling out officially to devices.