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Sony joined the growing number of manufacturers to begin upgrading its devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, starting with the Xperia X Performance. Today, it officially announced details of that update, and confirmed its immediate availability for its Xperia XZ flagship too.

Among the features in the update, owners of eligible devices can expect:

  • Multi-window support – multitasking made easy; run two apps simultaneously and double tap to switch between each
  • Longer battery life – do more for longer, with improved battery life powered by Google & Sony Xperia
  • Messaging – more ways to tell your story with our latest Messaging app, enabling you to share videos and audio with a few taps
  • Manual camera settings control – all-new manual focus and shutter speed controls, now available for Xperia X Performance
  • Home screen – a smarter and more personal Xperia home screen, with Google Now integration

You can get a further overview of what to expect from Sony’s Android 7.0 update in the video below:

Aside from the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ, the full list of Sony devices eligible for the Nougat upgrade is as follows:

  • Xperia Z3+
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XA
  • Xperia XA Ultra
  • Xperia X Compact

As you may have spotted, there’s one notable addition there compared with the list that Sony published in August: the Xperia X Compact, which was revealed a week later. Unfortunately, the Xperia Z3 won’t be getting the Nougat upgrade, despite that being the only device for which Sony supported the Android N Developer Preview earlier this year.

Significantly, Sony states that timing and availability of the update for the Xperia X Performance “will vary by region and/or operator”, adding that “most models [are] supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.”

As for the other devices on the list, while Sony has begun its upgrade program today, it will no doubt take a while before the update reaches every eligible device.

Source: Sony

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