Sony is reportedly rolling out an Android 7.0 Nougat to some of its devices now
Android 7.0 Nougat could soon be coming to more smartphones than ever after Sony allegedly began releasing the update to even more of its devices.
The company has began rolling out the update to some of its top handsets as it looks to give customers access to the latest version of Google’s Android platform.
According to Xperia Blog, Sony has now begun making Android 7.0 Nougat available for the Xperia Z3+, the Xperia Z5 series, as well as the Xperia Z4 tablet.
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The news follows several recent delays and issue concerning the release of Android 7.0 Nougat across Sony’s top devices.
The company had previously said Android Nougat would be rolling out for several handsets last month after Google finally made the upgrade available.
However, this process was later halted after a number of users reported problems, including issues with SD card storage and compatibility with some third-party apps.
Sony was updating its range of Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z4 tablets when the problems appeared.
Several Sony Xperia devices will be able to download the new update
Sony was not the only smartphone maker that had to halt its Android Nougat rollout, as Samsung also revealed that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners were unable to access the update.
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It's thought the slow rollout is due to mobile operators having to check the software before pushing it out to consumers.
Samsung was also forced to halt the update in China after a bug was discovered within the update.
Android Nougat brings a number of major improvements and upgrades, marking the Google’s most advanced software release to date.
These include a number of new emoji, Google’s new GIF keyboard, and “launcher shortcuts” which adds 3D-Touch-esque features to the homescreen.
Google originally announced Nougat last Summer with the internet giant's own-brand devices the first to get access to the new features.
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Sony has also added in a couple of tweaks to the new version of Android, including a new messaging app, manual camera settings control, and a redesigned Home screen which bundles in Google Now to make it more personal and easier to use.
To check if your Android phone is ready to updated head to Settings > About Device > Download Updates Manually.
After a quick scan, the device will be able to tell you if Android Nougat is available for your phone.
The download is a large one, weighing in at more than 1.2GB, meaning that it may be best to connect to a Wi-Fi network first to make sure you don’t accidentally run up a big data bill.