Sony Xperia X Performance getting Android Nougat update

The update also offers improvements to Sony Camera viewfinder, touch sensitivity and fixes the auto rotation bug

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published 30 Nov 2016 12:07 IST
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  • Android Nougat update for Xperia X Performance brings split-screen multitasking

Sony Xperia X Performance getting Android Nougat update
Sony Xperia X Performance getting Android Nougat update

Sony has officially started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia X Performance. The Xperia X Performance becomes the first Sony smartphone to get latest Android update.

With the new update, Sony Xperia X Performance will jump to firmware build number 39.2.A.0.327. Sony held Android Nougat beta test for Xperia X Performance early this month. The first Nougat beta release came with a build number of 39.2.A.0.248. Now the company is rolling out the final build in select regions, reports Xperia Blog.

Early this year, Google instead of releasing Android 7.0 Nougat as an update changed the strategy by making it a beta test. Apart from Nexus and Pixel C devices, Sony Xperia Z3 was the only other device to be part of the beta group.

Google also made Android Nougat available to OEMs earlier so they can test their apps and deliver update faster. The Nougat update for Xperia X Performance brings split-screen multitasking, updated notification settings and improved Doze mode.

According to GSMArena, the update also offers improvements to Sony Camera viewfinder, touch sensitivity and fixes the auto rotation bug. The final firmware also improves Stamina mode - the extended battery setting available on Sony devices.

The Android Nougat update is available for Sony Xperia X Performance with model numbers F8131 and F8132. The update is available for both US and international versions. The update is available in the form of OTA update but users can also go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates in order to manually check for the update.

Apart from Google's Nexus range, LG's G5, Moto Z and Moto G4 series have started receiving Nougat update. Samsung has also started beta testing of Android Nougat in Korea and should roll out globally next month.

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