Sony at IFA introduced a new bunch of smartphones – Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. Both these devices fall into the high-end category and feature Android 8.0 (Oreo) straight out-of-the-box. Following which, the firm took their official blog post to post a list of its other handsets that have been confirmed to receive the update soon.

Android Oreo will be featured in Sony's top-end smartphones

Shortly after introducing Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, the firm announced that they would be bringing Android Oreo to its other smartphones shortly, a report by Android Headlines read. According to the information provided on Sony’s website, the confirmed list of smartphones set to receive the update includes Xperia XZs, Xperia Touch, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ and Xperia XA1 Ultra.


The firm earlier this year, launched Xperia XA1 Plus, which fell in the mid-range category. The device ran on Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and the good news is that XA1 Plus will be receiving Oreo. All of these smartphones will be receiving the update through the over-the-air (OTA) method.

Update time is not confirmed

Android Headlines report states that all the listed handsets won’t be provided with Oreo at one time. The time and availability of each of these devices will obviously interchange. Users living in different regions will receive Android 8.0 at different times.

Sony said that it would try its best to deploy the software to all smartphones but warn users in “certain” regions that they might experience a delay.

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With this, the company has also now been recognized as among the few companies to adopt the latest update so early. There are many other manufacturers such as Nokia, who pledged to bring the upgrade “as soon as possible.” But Sony beat them to it.

If the firm continues to progress at this speed, it is likely that most Xperia smartphones will have Android Oreo by the end of this year. Google’s Android 8.0 features many enhancements in terms of features. Among the primary ones is “Picture-in-Picture” (PiP) facility that allows users to operate multiple windows at the same time.

The search giant has already made the update available for its smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL. Other Google-branded devices such as Nexus have also received the update.


The company is expected to introduce its Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 flagship offerings towards the end of this year. Experts are more than certain that they will come packed with Android Oreo out-of-the-box.