The days of Android Nougat are gone, as Google has officially introduced the latest replacement – the Android O or famously understood as the Android 8.0 operating system update. The search giant hasn’t announced any particular date as to when the software will be made available for other Android-powered smartphones. However, what is known for sure is that the company’s upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 devices will surely come running on the latest software.

While other companies quarrel over how they want their smartphones to be the first one to receive the latest update, Sony has officially taken to the online platform to post a List of the company’s smartphones that will be receiving the Android O update.

The list was apparently spotted on the Japanese website of Sony and quickly went viral.

Sony Xperia series smartphones will get the updates

On the basis of the given list, it can be assumed that Sony smartphones dating between 2016 and 2017 are the only ones that are being planned to receive the Android O update. The list includes the following Sony smartphones:

  • Sony Xperia X Performance,
  • Sony Xperia XZ,
  • Sony Xperia XZs etc.

The update is expected to bring a large array of new features that will greatly enhance the smartphone experience for the user. The feature pretty much includes changes to almost all aspects that exist under the Android banner.

For instance, the notification channel will receive a major revamp, along with the overall user interface as well. The update is also expected to carry a feature called ‘Picture-in-Picture’ mode that will apparently allow users to operate two windows at the same time.

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Users will be able to chat on WhatsApp while also watch a video on YouTube – both at the same time.

New security features

Apart from this, Phone Arena mentions that the update is also expected to carry several strong security features, which will keep the user data protected against the increasing threat that malware attacks have been posting in the recent past. Most of the bugs and vulnerabilities that existed in Android Nougat have also been addressed through the latest update.

Google has already released two developer previews of its upcoming Android O software operating system updates. It remains to be seen when exactly the firm will launch the OS for use as many reports claim that it might be towards the end of this year. Stay tuned for more updates.