Just calm down everybody, they already have an Android N Developer Preview for Xperia Z3.
First of all, every other brand offers Nougat for 2 or 3 of their phones, while Sony offers it to 9 devices. 9! And the list is not final, meaning there may be other phones also.
Second, you bought a low or mid-range phone and you expect high-end software support. Wake up! That's how every company survives nowadays. They need to make profit too. If they offer Nougat to every phone, nobody would buy the newer models and the profit would be zero.
And third, I'm not an expert, but from what I understand, starting the Z3+ they all run on 64 bit while the older models(z,z1,z2,Z3) they run on 32bit. Your Z3 is NOT COMPATIBLE with Nougat!
It's like you have a 586 PC and you're mad cos it won't run the latest windows. Get a brain and stop posting useless comments..
Xperia Z3+: 2.0GHz Snapdragon 810, 64-bit, 3GB RAM
Xperia Z3: 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 32-bit, 3GB RAM
Tourettes Guy, 24 Aug 2016At least they did released updates unlike Samsung which will never ever give updates to their ... moreSony's OS is far more stable than stock (Sony only has 0.08% crashes while Motorola with stock Android has 0.09%)
just curious... in which world does a difference of 0.01% can be considered "Far more" anything??
about the updates issues, it's not only about the brands, sometimes it's about the carriers locking them too (just saying) that's why we have odin for that (i found out it's extremely easy to use even at my first time) :)
That's all great and nice but I'm still waiting for the Marshmallow upgrade on my Z3+!!
ICE, 24 Aug 2016S4 on 4.2.2? My S4 is on 5.0.1.Let me guess: You received the 5.0.1 update after the S6 series and Note 5 got the Marshmallow update
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2016Blame QUALCOMM and GOOGLE for removing support on 800/801 SoC on Nougat and not SONY!!!! This ... moreits not google fault.
blame qualcomm, for not developing the necessary sd 800/801 drivers.
AnonD-575925, 24 Aug 2016Please Sony we are proud of You always. But we hope you will include Z3 in your list. But we d... moreZ3 already gets laggy after update to marshmallow so update to nougat would kill it :) i know coz i have one
Seriously? Z3? After giving us developer previews on Z3 in the first place?
sony has always been like this, theyre short when it comes to update with the numbers of devices they have, delayed with the latest hardware like Ram, delayed with update. thay even tend to backout the announced update because their team couldn't make it even if they are the latest to release.
Please Sony we are proud of You always. But we hope you will include Z3 in your list. But we don't know Why? Please Sony reconsider that we beg You
how about they sort out the m4-aqua marshmallow update ffs!!
thousands of us have been waiting yet we hear nothing!
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2016I wouldn't say switching from Sony to any other brand would be going downhill, it's pretty muc... moreNo when it comes to Nexuses, there is no list but Nexus regardless of the brand. But if you like to have some particular brand with their own home baked UI then the most refined UIs out there are Motorola, Sony & htc with less bloatware than others. Thats why i consider Samsung like going downhill because im not interested in their gimmicks and their UI, even after complete revamp this year, has lost its identity and became Huaweish/Appleish and would still lag, even on 4GB while a Sony performs better, lag free operations on a 3GB phone.
Blame QUALCOMM and GOOGLE for removing support on 800/801 SoC on Nougat and not SONY!!!! This will affect other Phone Manufacturer too anyway..
Why z2 is not in list? It is having more powerful specifications than xperia xa.
My Xperia Z2 Tablet is on 5.1.1 and no sign of 6.0...after one year of 6.0 no release for my tablet...sooo !! With lies u don't keep a company...if u say something is a most to do so.Sony sucks with updates !! No other Sony for me !! Never.
AadiRizvi, 24 Aug 2016If you that much care for an update that you can go for a brand switch then why go downhill? B... moreI wouldn't say switching from Sony to any other brand would be going downhill, it's pretty much the straight opposite. Nexus-phones are, of course, always at the top of the list.
AnonD-404798, 24 Aug 2016msm8974 code is removed from AOSP in 7.0.0 , hence no updates to android N for any of SD800 /... morehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/z3/general/xperia-z3-wont-android-n-t3446158/post68331384#post68331384