Sony begins Nougat roll-out for Xperia XZ and X Performance while Huawei unveils their update plans
While Google Nexus and Pixel owners have been relishing in sweet Nougat-y goodness for the past few months, most users on other smartphones have been patiently – and eagerly – awaiting the promised Android 7.0 Nougat update for their device.
Some companies pounced on the initial Nougat hype and rushed out of the gate with announcements for which devices they will be bringing up to date. Sony, for instance, announced their Nougat plans back in August. The company promised support for the following 11 devices:
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA
- Xperia XA Ultra
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia X Compact
A little over 3 months after the announcement, Sony is finally delivering on its promise. The company has just announced its Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance. Rolling out to these two devices starting today, the Nougat update will bring support for Android’s Multi-Window, better battery life thanks to an improved doze mode, manual camera settings for the X Performance, and a Google Now-integrated launcher.
Huawei’s Plans for Android Nougat
Not one to be left out of the update game, Huawei has also unwrapped their plans for several of their flagship devices. Android 7.0 Nougat will roll out to Huawei devices with EMUI 5.0 on board sometime during Q1 2017. The company has promised to bring Android Nougat to the following devices:
The update will first roll out to the Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9, followed by other devices. Unlike the Nougat update for other OEMs, such as the recent OnePlus 3 Nougat update with OxygenOS, we already have a fairly good idea of what the Nougat update for Huawei devices will entail. Nougat for the Mate 8 has previously leaked, official beta testing has begun on the Honor 8, and our upcoming month-long Huawei Mate 9 review should paint a pretty good picture of what you can expect for the EMUI v5 software experience.
Source: Sony Source: GSMArena