Over the past few months, Sony has been making great strides in keeping their phones up to date with major Android releases as well as the monthly Android Security Update patches. This month it would seem is no exception. The Japanese company has rolled out the December security update to the Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs and the Xperia X Performance.
The update is firmware build 41.3.A.2.24 for all three devices and the update is hitting unlocked phones first as you likely suspect. The update is small, less than 200MB, so it is a quick install but does require a reboot of your phone once you have it downloaded and installed.
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Good news this morning for those of you who have the Sony Xperia XZ or the Xperia X Performance. Sony has released the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for both of these phones and it is already rolling out to users. The updated build is 41.2.A.2.199 for both devices and along with the improvements that come with 7.1.1, the April Android Security patch is also in this build.
The big change with 7.1.1 is the support for app shortcuts. This allows you to long press an icon and be able to get to a particular part of an app (for example, in Gmail you can tap-and-hold to start composing an email in a particular account). The problem is that the Sony launcher doesn’t support app shortcuts, at least not yet. If you are using a launcher that does support them on either of these phones (like Nova Launcher), then you will get to use the new feature. Also, the 7.1.1 update brings Unicode v9 emoji to these devices.
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Sony is the latest manufacture to start releasing Android Nougat updates for their devices. Today the company started rolling out the Nougat update to the Xperia X Performance, both the US model as well as the global, dual-SIM model. The update is software revision 39.2.A.0.327 for those keeping score at home and the OTA update should be hitting devices over the course of the next few days. The update is about 1GB in size so you will want to be on Wi-Fi in order to download the update. Once you have it, your phone will need 15-20 minutes to complete the install and it will be rebooted in the process.
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