Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

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Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new Android version comes as over-the-air (OTA) update
  • It includes a build number 41.3.A.0.401
  • There is Xperia Actions in addition to core Android Oreo features

A month after delivering the latest experience on the Xperia XZ Premium, Sony has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs. Both the handsets were debuted at IFA 2016 with Android 7.1 Nougat and were expected to receive the update to Android Oreo sometime before the end of this year.

The Android Oreo update for the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs is available as an over-the-air (OTA) firmware and is currently rolling out in phases. You can check its availability on your smartphone by visiting the System updates option from the Settings menu. You are recommended to back up your data before beginning the update process, and it is advisable to use a Wi-Fi connection to download the update package.

Sony has provided the Android Oreo update with a build version 41.3.A.0.401, as reported by XperiaBlog.net. There are certain tweaks in addition to core Android Oreo features. The update includes reminders that prompt you for unfinished tasks such as emails in draft and messages, redesigned app shortcuts with long-press access to actions, and smart text selection that contextually recognises and suggests options based on selected text. Also, the update has an enhanced Xperia Actions feature that suggests settings based on your usage and comes with all-new gaming and community features.

The Android Oreo update for the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs additionally comes with Google’s default Android Oreo features such as Picture in Picture (PiP) mode, new Quick Settings menu, and Google Play Protect integration. Similarly, the update is expected to uplift the experience with improvements like background limits, text autofill, and notification dots. There is also Android security update for November 2017 to fix some of the major existing vulnerabilities and bugs.

Last month, Sony released the Android Oreo update for the Xperia XZ Premium. That update brought features like a 3D Creator, which was originally available on the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact, to render a 3D avatar or a free-form image of users using the front-facing camera sensor of the smartphone in a short span of less than a minute. The update also included a predictive capture functionality and an autofocus burst mode. Also, it was touted to improve the sound quality of the top-end smartphone by tuning the front-firing stereo speakers and adding Qualcomm aptX HD audio support.

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