These Sony Xperia Smartphones Will Receive Google's Sweet Android Oreo Update

With each new major update for Android from Google, smartphone fans everywhere wonder if their beloved devices will get the update. Android fans know that just because Google releases the next flavor of Android, that doesn't mean their device will get the update right away or get the update at all. Manufacturers don't always update all their phones to the latest version of Android.

If you own an Xperia smartphone you don't have to wonder any longer if Sony will be updating your device to Oreo. A full list of all smartphones that will be getting the Oreo update from Sony has been published. Sony wrote, "We will make Android 8.0, Oreo available for: Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia Touch and Xperia XA1 Plus."

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony also notes that the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact will launch with Oreo right out of the box. Now that you know if your Sony device will get the Oreo update, the question naturally turns to when will that update land. Sony won't give any hard details on when the update will come. All it has said on that is that "Software rollouts are a phased process" and that timing and availability will vary by market.

A delay updating to Oreo might not be a bad thing right now. Oreo users have complained that they have Bluetooth issues and Google is currently trying to fix that problem. The Bluetooth issues early on were reported by Nexus and Pixel and surfaced when the users tried to pair their devices with a Bluetooth speaker, headphones, and Android Auto.

Problems included audio skipping, cutting out, and incomplete track information. Interestingly, the Bluetooth issues didn't seem to happen with all Bluetooth devices with one user noting that his car audio system didn't work, but links to Parrot Zik 3 headphones and Jawbone Jambox were fine. That Sony Xperia XZ Premium is still a pretty sweet smartphone despite having been on the market since introduction in February at MWC. That smartphone sports a 4K resolution HDR display and Snapdragon 835 processor.