More Sony device users will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of Android Nougat
Android Nougat 7.0 is set to arrive on even more premium smartphones following the news that Sony has apparently begun its rollout.
Users with some of Sony’s top devices, including the flagship Xperia Z5 family, are reporting that the latest version of Android is available on their devices now.
Among the devices able to upgrade are the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium, with the Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, X Performance and XZ handsets receiving the update last month.
The Xperia Z3 and Z3+ smartphones are also able to upgrade now, XperiaBlog reports.
The Sony Xperia Z5 was first released back in March 2015
In order to download the update, users should go to the Settings menu on their devices, then tap Software Update.
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.
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Nougat boasts a number of new features, including the ability to run two apps side-by-side, better battery life and improved encryption for personal data
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.
Android Nougat has been out for several months now, and the number of devices that have been able to install or upgrade to the software is growing steadily.
Currently, only Google's Pixel and Pixel XL devices, as well as the Huawei Mate 9, offer Android Nougat out of the box in the UK, although several other smartphones should be set to launch with it soon.
The news comes days after Samsung confirmed that it will be rolling out Android Nougat 7.0 for its Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge devices.
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.