Sony has begun rolling out the Android Nougat update to some of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z5 lineup. The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium started seeing the update to the 7.0 build yesterday while today, the Xperia Z3+ and Z3+ Dual started having the update roll out to them. The update will take several weeks to get to everyone but you can always manually check for it by going to Settings>About Phone>Software Update. In general, you can expect the download of the update to be about 1.5GB for the phones and the update time will take 15-20 minutes including a reboot. Once you have it installed, you will have all the goodies that come with Nougat along with some improvements in the Sony apps on the phones.
If you don’t remember what’s all in Nougat, you can take a look at my review for the highlights.
The update of these phones from Sony add to an increasing number of manufactures who are rolling out the update. OnePlus has started rolling out Nougat to the OnePlus 3T (it was halted but
has started again) while Samsung has slowly been rolling out the update for the Galaxy S7 lineup. All of this, despite being six months after the initial release of Nougat, is good news as it means more devices will have the latest version of Android, thus they are more secure.
As always, patience is the key when it comes to this update for the Z3 and Z5 phones. It take a week or two before it rolls out to everyone.