Just a few days ago, Sony started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact smartphones. The new firmware update for both the phones will move you from build number 34.3.A.0.252 to version 34.4.A.0.364 and weighing in at 1.19GB. As a recap, Sony confirmed the list of phones that would be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo back in August last year, which eventually came to pass in October starting from Xperia XZ Premium. Sony has now finally rolled out a stable Oreo update to the Xperia X and X Compact.
The software contains the typical Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification dots, new design for Quick Settings, as well as a new emojis, General bug fixes, and much more. It also includes January security patch, but Sony says the Oreo update should provide a faster and smoother experience. A wider rollout is likely in the pipeline in the coming days. If you’re already upgraded to Android Oreo, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.
In other news, the software development team over at Sony announced recently that company’s latest flagship devices would be able to get the latest Android software updates up to two years after they launch. Sony further says they’re working on a patch for devices that are most affected by Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. Devices that will get security patches across their versions include the Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia L1, Xperia XA1 Plus, Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia L2, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.