Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA1 Among Sony Smartphones Tipped to Get Android O Update

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Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA1 Among Sony Smartphones Tipped to Get Android O Update
Highlights
  • A list of Sony smartphones that will get Android O has been reported
  • This list includes smartphones from last year like the Sony Xperia X
  • This year's Xperia XZ, Xperia XZ Premium are also included

Ahead of the Android 8.0 arrival this fall, Sony has reportedly announced the list of smartphones that will get the update. These include most of the smartphones it released this year and last, leaving out a few, like the Sony Xperia XA smartphone for example. All of the mentioned smartphones will get Android O, but the timelines for the arrival were not mentioned by Sony.

The list of smartphones to get the Android O update, as reported by Gazyekichi, includes Sony Xperia X Performance, the Sony Xperia XZ. the Sony Xperia XZs, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia X, the Sony Xperia X Compact, the Sony Xperia XA1, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, and the Sony Xperia L1. All those not mentioned in the list will unfortunately not receive the Android 8.0 update.

All of these mentioned smartphones, will get Android O, which is expected to arrive with many new features. The name of the next update has not yet been unveiled, but some predictions have been flying around. Inside the internal source code, it was found that it could be called Oatmeal Cookie.

For fluid experiences in Android O, Google has introduced features like picture-in-picture, autofill with Google, smart text selection, notification dots, and more. With smart text selection, the phone is context aware, so if you select a phone number, it'll give you the option to call it; if you tap on an address, you'll be able to get directions instead. Notification dots meanwhile are used to inform users about activity in the app. With this you will know about pending notifications by looking at the app icon.

All of this and more will arrive with the Android O update on the mentioned Sony smartphones, but it could be while before this happens. The first smartphones to get it will be the Pixel and Nexus compatible smartphones, followed by the now rumoured Nokia 8.

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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