Sony rolls out Android Nougat update for Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update, will reach Xperia Z5 Compact soon.

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Highlights

    • Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium receives Android 7.0 Nougat update.
    • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to receive the update soon.
    • The new update brings “more personal” home screen, improved battery.

Sony has rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Xperia Z5 family. Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium has started receiving the over-the-air update and with Xperia Z5 Compact on the line to get the firmware update soon.

The update, however, is pushed via over-the-air only for selected variants of the device suggesting that the Android Nougat roll out will be region specific. The users to get the update notification on their device will have to keep a frequent check on their phone.

As laid out by Sony earlier, the Xperia Z5 series was put on the Android 7.0 Nougat update list. As per the Xperia Blog, the update carries 1.2GB in size and introduces Android Nougat features like multi-window support, self-timer button for front-camera, and Google Now integration Xperia Launcher. It also brings a “more personal” home screen and an update in the battery optimisation settings. The update carries the option of Nougat’s Doze battery saving system in addition to Sony’s STAMINA mode. in addition, there’s an update in messaging app as well which will make it easier for the user to send videos, photos and audios to contacts.

The update software features a build number 32.3.A.0.372. Sony in its update log on Xperia Z5 devices cites that the user won’t be able to downgrade their device to a lower Android version.

The Xperia X family has already received the Android Nougat update, namely Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X, Xperia X Dual and Xperia X Compact.

The Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 tablet anticipated to be the next smartphone to receive the Android Nougat firmware update. The update will likely be available around December this year. Apart from the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4, the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra are scheduled to receive Android Nougat 7.0 early this year. The Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4v are not put in Sony OS update list, suggesting the devices likely to get the taste of the latest software update.