Android 7.0 Nougat Rollout Stops for the Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra
Today, Sony has confirmed that it’s officially stopped the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both the Xperia XA and XA Ultra. The update was released a little more than a week ago, but users were quick to report that they weren’t seeing the update on their devices.
According to Sony, the update has temporarily been put on hold as a result of, “minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system.” Sony went on to say that users who have already downloaded the update shouldn’t have any major issues, but that a new and improved version will be coming soon.
While nice to see that Sony is correcting this problem, we didn’t notice any such issues with the update that we received to our own Xperia XA Ultra. In fact, the update enhanced the overall performance of the phone quite a bit and made it much more enjoyable to use. It’s not know how wide-spread these minor performance issues were, but it must have been big enough of a deal for Sony to put a temporary pause on the update’s rollout.
The official statement from Sony can be found below, and here’s to hoping we won’t have to wait too long for Android 7.0 Nougat to start making its way to XA and XA Ultra once more.
“We’ve temporarily paused the Android 7.0 upgrade for Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra due to minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system. Regardless of whether a user has been able to successfully run the upgrade or not, there is no detrimental impact on device performance or loss of existing user data. We’re aiming to re-commence the rollout as soon as possible with a seamless upgrade experience for all users, and will provide a further update in due course.”