Sony today introduced Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphone that will launch with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box. It also confirmed the list of smartphone that will get the Android Oreo update.

Android Oreo comes with lots of new features and improvements including:

  • Background limits,
  • Notification channels,
  • Snooze notifications,
  • Autofill APIs,
  • Picture in Picture (PIP) display,
  • Adaptive icons,
  • Wide-gamut color for apps,
  • Support for high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec,
  • Companion device pairing,
  • Keyboard navigation,
  • AAudio API for Pro Audio,
  • WebView enhancements,
  • Java 8 Language APIs
  • Run-time optimizations and much more.

The features outline above, are just to mention few of what Android Oreo (a.k.a, Android 8.0) have to offer, and if you own any of the Sony smartphones, then you are officially guaranteed to enjoy them. List of Sony devices confirmed to receive Android 8.0 (Oreo) update include:

  • Xperia X
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Xperia Touch
  • Xperia XA1 Plus

It has not revealed when it will start rolling out Android Oreo update for these phones and the company said that it is working to bring the update to as many of its devices as possible, so we can expect to add more devices to this list.

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