Sony Xperia XZ Premium Android Oreo Update Now Rolling Out

Through a blog post made this morning, Sony has announced that Android Oreo has begun rolling out to the Xperia XZ Premium.  The update was released to unlocked devices today and it could take several days before everyone sees it.  It also makes Sony one of the first manufactures to get an Oreo update out to a device.

As you would expect, the update is big at over 1GB in size so you will want to make sure you have your phone connected to WiFi to download and that you have at least 70% battery life available (if not connected to AC).

In addition to Oreo itself, Sony has added several new features to the Xperia XZ Premium with this update.  There is a new 3D Creator app that lets you scan any object and render it as a 3D avatar or free form image.  The app can do this in less than a minute and can share it with friends, on social networks or even send it to a 3D printer.

Predictive Capture is literally a smile camera feature.  The phone will now capture images when it detects a smile even before you press the button to take a photo.  Then you can pick the best photo.

Autofocus burst tracks and captures moving objects for blur-free action shots.

Sony has also taken the opportunity to tune the sound quality of the front-facing speakers and have added aptX HD Audio support for high quality sound while using wireless headsets.

If you have a Sony Xperia XZ Premium, keep an eye out for this update.  If you are locked to a carrier (not an issue here in the US), then the update could take longer until your carrier approves it.

If you are interested in picking up the phone, it is down to $699 on Amazon in Black, or $585 if you want it in Pink.