Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs Getting Android 8.0 Oreo
The Xperia XZ Premium has already been updated with Android Oreo last month, and now two more Sony smartphones are going to get the latest version of Android from the Google. The Japanese tech giant has started pushing out the update to Android 8.0 to the Xperia XZ and the Xperia XZs.
In both the smartphone, the new software arrives with the build number 41.3.A.0.401. You're looking at a 1.2GB download necessary for the installation, so make sure you have enough mobile data if you grab it that way - or just use Wi-Fi, according to GSM Arena.
With this update, the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs will receive Android 8.0 Oreo's app shortcuts, the Autofill API, notification dots, smart text selection, and picture-in-picture. Additionally, Sony is also going to include Xperia Actions and Reminders. Sony's Xperia Actions are suggested settings, which your phone will show you based on your usage, and Reminders are described as "useful prompts for unfished tasks, including emails in draft and messages," as reported by Android Central.
Along with all of this, Oreo also brings the latest November 2017 security patch to Xperia XZ and XZs.The update weighs in at 1232Mb, and according to Xperia Blog, the Xperia X Performance should receive the update soon as well.
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. 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.