The day Sony updates the battery size on the XA Ultra series, i will abandon the Galaxy notes series
Z5 Premium has already received Nougat update officially, and so are the Z3+, Z5, Z5 Compact, XA, and XA Ultra.
Haven't received it yet? Blame your region or your carrier, 'cause Sony devices here in the Philippines that are found in mobile stores are already running it.
The XA and XA Ultra might not have been mentioned yet, but given the hardware, it's safe to say that it'll receive the update as well.
Considering, the J5 2016 of Samsung, the XA's counterpart competitor, will just get Nougat at the end of 2017, while the XA is soon to get Oreo already.
And if you really want an upgrade on your device, you yourself, on behalf of becoming a wise Android phone user, would simply find some custom ROMs at XDA or somewhere else to have the latest and greatest OS on your devices even before the manufacturer of your phone provides it officially on your device.
I consider Android users as the "real SMART smartphone users" for the level of their capability to do things.
The thing is, many of them are just stupid, just like the complainees below this comment.
wooty, 31 Aug 2017Every time there are bad news coming from Sony there is a bunch of people who jump at the chan... moreA wise Android user would rather have a custom ROM and get way better software and have freedom to do what he/she wants - it's the power of using an Android device.
OnePlus even refuse to update their phones for 2 years because they know that there are custom ROMs that will surely do the job of any future Android OS beyond the 2-year support.
And those people? I haven't seen them at all.
At least not that they're everywhere, but they are right and they have a point.
The thing is, most of you just don't wanna dig things deeper than what's seen.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017even my china phone has a lot more features than sony's O. Sony's O will be ugly and featurele... moreYou mean more gimmicks and more prone to malwares?
I'd rather have ugly yet functional and stable, smooth, fast, simple, fast, responsive, and guaranteed software support for a very long time than your mediocre piece of cr*p.
Your Android O on your China phone must be replaced with Android 0 - yeah, means it'll never reach your device.
Why? Cause the phone is Chinese and the user of it is an uneducates one lol.
i wish they'll bring that 3D facial scanner to XZ Premium... it would be so cool add-up to the other stunning features!
SONY - Please do due diligence on the XA Ultra , add to your Update O list - PLEASE!
Sony is yet to provide 7.1.1 for Z5 Premium in US and we have a list of Android O
which will hit the devices after the announcement of Android P by google ...
and Sony continues to call it a flagship phone .. disappointing
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017even my china phone has a lot more features than sony's O. Sony's O will be ugly and featurele... moreFrom the day it launches till it reaches EOL... I couldn't spot any differences seriously! Better switch to IOS or Sammy! Even S5 which released 3 years ago is getting the latest security patches.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017For people who complaining why z5 series didn't get oreo, we start at lollipop and end at no... moreEvery time there are bad news coming from Sony there is a bunch of people who jump at the chance to dismiss it as irrelevant.
No Vulkan? "It's fine. No one needs that. You can't tell the difference".
No Android Wear 2.0 update for a device that is eligible? "It's fine. It works and it's old anyway. It didn't sell like hot cakes".
Poor camera performance compared to the competition? "They make the best sensors and my phone takes great photos. I don't care what the reviewers say. My camera has the highest megapixels!!!11".
Missing features? "No one uses them anyway. We don't need them. It works well enough".
These guys are the biggest apologists one has ever seen. These are just a handful of examples of the reality distortion field that exists in the community.
What about Nexus 5X? Use your brain before commenting!
not even my XA ultra has the Nougat version, why the heck they're trying to push something for their so called "new phones" when other phone they made are still using old android version, and there's this agreement they signed with android OS's where they need to update one's phone for 2 years????? not even a security patch I've received this year! this is absurd!
For people who complaining why z5 series didn't get oreo, we start at lollipop and end at nougat. It isn't enough? I own z5 compact and i know it only get 2 major update at all, deal with it.
When Sony couldn't provide 7.1 update to Z3+ in India then what will they provide 8.0 update.
Really disappointment from Sony.
Sony would be violating and contradicting Android's 2-year OS lifespan upgrade path - especially for people who got the 2016 XA Ultra. .... If they don't, am switching to SamSung, at least they have a proven track of not neglecting consumers - a good example would be the latest news on the S5 neo getting Nougat update - since this model is well over 3 years old....
Doesn't matter if the hardware is capable, its about getting people to buy the newer handsets rather than older flagships. The Samsung S6 probably can easily run Oreo but it is a 2 year old device, most manufacturers will carry out version upgrades for atleast 2 years, that is its software lifecycle.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2017even my china phone has a lot more features than sony's O. Sony's O will be ugly and featurele... moreYou can say that, but to us Sony user, android O is must have, because the camera UI had been improved and we get all the goodness of O while your feature rich Chinese phone can enjoy O next year when P announced, if, the update ever come