Sony Xperia is impressively punctual in rolling out software updates — at least as compared to other smartphone makers in the market. Presently, Sony has begun rolling out the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 for Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance devices, which were also among the first devices to receive the upgrade to Android Nougat last year. The update, 650MB in size, arrives with build number 41.2.A.2.199 and delivers the April 1 Android Security patches. Also Read - PlayStation 5 October restock in India: Where and where to pre-order PS5, price, shipping detailsAlso Read - Best TWS earbuds under Rs 2,000 in September: Realme Buds Q2, boAt Airdopes 281 Pro, and more
The report of the rollout was first spotted by Xperia Blog, which states that the update comes with the typical Android 7.1 features, though it doesn t mention any Sony-specific inclusions. However, one feature worth mentioning is Android Nougat s app shortcuts. These shortcuts are available for the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ, though only with a compatible launcher (they don t work with the native Xperia Home launcher). Also Read - YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps stops working on these phones from today: Check if your phone is in the list
In order to run the update, users need to first ensure that their smartphone is plugged into power or is fully charged, as the update can consume a lot of battery due to multiple reboots. It is equally important to back up any important data such as photos, contacts, and messages. RELATED: Android Nougat adoption touches 5% in April; Marshmallow, Lollipop continue their domination
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was released by Google last year in November, and began to rollout to Nexus smartphones a month after that. Other than security patched, the update comes with a host of improvements and features which include new circular icon look for the launcher and long press app shortcut menu. Other features include multi-window app support, power-saving Doze feature, background system updates, and instant apps which allow users to begin using or testing an app right from the Play Store without having to download it first. There s also a new storage manager and image plus GIF support for the AOSP keyboard, among others.
Just last week, OnePlus also rolled out the OxygenOS 4.1.0 update through an OTA (Over the Air) update with official support for Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The OxygenOS 4.1.0 update along with some improvements also comes with the latest March security patch for the the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. ALSO READ: Nokia 6 getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update: Report