Sony Announces Nine Xperia Devices to Get Android Nougat

With Android Nougat out and already hitting Nexus devices, the big question everyone now wants an answer for is when their particular manufacture will be rolling it out to their devices.  For their part, Sony has published a list of no less than nine Xperia devices that will see the Nougat update, which will great to see, will leave some disappointed.  Missing from the list is the super popular Xperia Z3 as well as the entire Xperia C, E and M lineup.  To be fair, the Z3 missing from the list isn’t that shocking given that it was released in September 2014.  That’s right at the cusp of when a manufacture would consider an update.  For the newer C, E and M lineups however, that is a big disappointment.

On the positive side, here are the Sony Xperia devices that will see the Android Nougat update.

Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Sony Xperia XA Ultra

The next big question, of course, is when will these updates actually get to devices.  Sony does not have the greatest track record for getting updates out in a timely manner (which speaks to my post on why maintenance releases is a shot across their bow to get them out) so it could be this year or next year.  Or maybe by the time we get to Android O.  There was no indication given in the post from Sony on when they would actually get them out.

Contrast this with HTC who have already committed to having Nougat out on the HTC 10, One A9 and One M9 this year.