Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium Start Receiving Android Nougat Update

Remaining Sony Xperia phones to receive update soon


Back in August, Sony Mobile revealed a list of the devices it was planning to update to Android 7.x Nougat. A leaked update roadmap a month later revealed the company’s exact update schedule. While it hasn’t really followed that schedule as some would have expected, it is sticking by its promise to make sure all its recent premium devices are up to date software-wise.

Sony Mobile is currently rolling out Android Nougat to two members of the Xperia Z5 family: the Xperia Z5 itself and the Xperia Z5 Premium. The other member of the family, the Xperia Z5 Compact, is expected to receive the Nougat update soon alongside other devices like the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Even though Sony, like other Android device makers, coats Android in its own paint, users will still be able to take full advantage of the features brought about by Android Nougat like multi-window, battery enhancements and more. Some of the enhancements Sony is bringing to its customized user interface include a countdown timer when taking selfies and Google Now integration on the home screen probably to make up for the lack of Google Asssistant.

That under 1% market share for Android Nougat won’t stay that way for long, it seems.