Google has started rolling out final build of Android 7.0 Nougat for its compatible Nexus devices, and soon after the tech giant also confirmed that the upcoming LG V20 will be the first "new smartphone" running on the new OS out-of-the-box. Without wasting much time, Sony has released the list of all its smartphones that will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
Sony has confirmed that 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 will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The tech company refrained from providing a time-frame for when the update will arrive.
This means select smartphones that were launched last year and this year are getting the update, while Sony has stopped its software support for all the smartphones released in 2014 completely. Many smartphones that were released in this two-year time-frame have also been left out. Interestingly, the Sony Xperia E5 that was launched in May this year has also been left out. The Sony Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v released in the second quarter of 2015 will also not get the update.
This year, Sony launched the Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra in India; and priced them at Rs. 48,990, Rs. 20,990, and Rs. 29,990 respectively. All of these smartphones are receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
To recall, Sony is also hosting an event at IFA on September 1, where it is widely expected to unveil the Xperia XR smartphone. Past leaks suggest that the Sony Xperia XR is expected to feature a 5.1-inch display, and be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor. With this smartphone, Sony is also expected to make the switch to USB Type-C ports. So far, Sony's entire smartphone portfolio sports a Micro-USB ports. The smartphone is also expected to support 4K recording with the front and back cameras.