Android Pie updates are coming for three more Sony phones this month, XZ2 Premium in November : Following Google’s early August rollout of stable Android Pie goodies for the first two Pixel generations, a number of Sony smartphones were officially confirmed for software updates of their own kicking off in November.
But surprise, surprise, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact moved up to OS version 9.0 even earlier than that, not to mention the (overpriced) Xperia XZ3 saw daylight with a juicy slice of Pie pre-loaded.
Next up, one of the heavyweight champions of Android Oreo updates expects to be able to start the 9.0 Pie rollout for three additional “premium-range” devices on October 26. That’s next week, and the lucky three are the original Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact, although obviously, spreading the love worldwide may take a little extra time.
Curiously enough, the impressive Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is slated to follow the suit of its humbler cousins and forerunners on the Android Pie bandwagon rather than getting the ball rolling itself.
Lastly, the mid-range Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and XA2 Plus are still “bang on schedule”, looking at a March 4 Android Pie update start. That’s pretty specific for something expected to happen almost five months down the line, although so far, very few bugs have caused delays and serious issues for device manufacturers eager to embrace Google’s newest platform version.