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Sony unveils smartphones to receive Android Pie Update

Sony unveils smartphones to receive Android Pie Update

Whenever a new version of Google’s mobile operating system is released, the race between manufacturers begins to make the new update available for their smartphones. So now it was Sony’s turn to reveal the list of Xperia smartphones that will get the update for the Android Pie.

The manufacturer revealed not only which smartphones will receive the desired update, but also an estimated timeline for its availability. In order to appease the mood among its users, Sony has also published an infographic in order to explain the painful wait.

For the vast majority of manufacturers, the transition between versions of the Android system is a real nightmare. Many of these will take several months before they can finally offer their users the latest version. In the case of smartphones integrated in the project Android One and Project Treble, the wait should not be so great, but this is not the case of the Sony Xperia.

There are several reasons for these long waits. Manufacturers need to make numerous system adaptations to their own interfaces and optimize their applications. In addition, there is also the need to optimize the entire system for the specific characteristics of each smartphone.

Sony unveils the list of Xperia smartphones to receive Android Pie Update

The list published by the manufacturer includes more than half a dozen Sony Xperia smartphones, most of which should receive the update for Android Pie during the month of November. It seems to be a smart strategy by Sony to make the update available before the holiday season.

In this sense the following Sony smartphones will receive Android Pie and during the month of November:

  • Xperia XZ2
  • Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZ1
  • Xperia XZ1 Compact

Apart from these smartphones, also the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus have the update for the guaranteed Android Foot. However, for these smartphones users will have to wait until early 2019. However, it has not been revealed any specific month for their arrival.

Although it is common practice to wait for the arrival of new updates of the Android system, many users continue to demonstrate their great frustration. Since there are several smartphones that end up receiving Android Pie a few weeks after its launch.

The Journey Of an Android Software Rollout

The Journey Of an Android Software Rollout 1




The Journey Of an Android Software Rollout 2

In order to try to appease the moods Sony decided to create a very detailed infographic about the whole process. Divided into two distinct phases, the infographic explains in detail the whole process. Then you can follow the steps from the time Google makes the  Platform Development Kit  (PDK) available until it arrives on the manufacturer’s smartphones.

There is no doubt that the whole process is extremely complex and the long waits are understandable. However, from the user’s point of view it is always difficult to avoid feeling at least a bit of frustration.

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