I loved Sony Ericsson devices back in the day. Then later I got the first Sony Xperia Z series and was mildly impressed. Now I just don't know what the point is. Can't get excited for any of their mobile products. Remember the Clie? And Vaio line? They gotta get back to work making us excited for Sony again. Is it over for Sony? Say it ain't so(ny)!
Sony release Google cameras update, firmware updates and coming up android Pie to flagships, this is more worth than any competitors.
AnonD-665723, 17 Aug 2018Have you seen what ANDROID OREO did to Xperia XZ Premium dual? Remember that it broke the lase... moreI'm giving a recent example of what problems the software may cause if it's released early. I know that happened to Sony's flagships before, but I forgot when it happened. I'm not blaming on Google, but I'm showing how release times can affect smartphones
Dilmeet, 17 Aug 2018Updates or no updates. Phone's usually run good with the version they are launched with. QC is... moreYah, it makes you wonder why everyone gets so heated on why their device isn't receiving an up, although said device is running perfectly fine.
This generation is just too much sometimes, probably the most spoiled generations so far.
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2018Wasting the planet with waste... They should really change their business models. With chipset... moreWell technologies are growing, but I would have to agree that they are polluting the planets. They should strive for perfecting the quality of the hardware that they already had similar to what Sony did with their Xperia.
Peter-B, 17 Aug 2018Someone should tell OnePlus that, they are bringing Pie to the 3/3T (S820 and S821, respectiv... moreThat's fantastic. I have no intention of making excuses for Sony, if the fault lies with them then I will definitely not support that.
I am just glad to know that chipset manufacturers are not at fault. I can always choose which OEM to purchase from, but I can't choose which chipset will run them.
AnonD-731363, 17 Aug 2018No Sony L or L2 what a shame. Garbage company. Sony L that launched with android 4.2.2? Are you kidding me?
Dilmeet, 17 Aug 2018If the business model wasn't all about money, upgrade cycles in Hardware would have stayed lon... moreWasting the planet with waste... They should really change their business models. With chipsets we now have phones should last atleast 7/10 year. Just like laptops and desktops.
Peter-B, 17 Aug 2018Someone should tell OnePlus that, they are bringing Pie to the 3/3T (S820 and S821, respectiv... moreIf the business model wasn't all about money, upgrade cycles in Hardware would have stayed long. Heck, every month there is news of new SoC/chipset/tech and older still capable devices are given the boot. Nothing strange, pure economics and growing greed of companies to charge every year with lesser innovative products.
Updates or no updates. Phone's usually run good with the version they are launched with. QC is so bad in software plus Android's open source and wide OEM (H/W S/W) nowadays that quick update is like fixing some bugs and adding or breaking old functionality. I do find security patches worth it but wonder whether some hacker will really put so much effort and complexity to hack an average consumer. If one has to be exploited or targeted to hack, it's darn simple. The frauds and duping ways have one thing in common - one's lax or greed in judgement. No matter how security loop holes are patched, if you are on the network, there is no stopping. Added functionality is welcome via updates but haven't seen much of late.
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2018Of course it won't get Android 9.0, Xperia XZ launched with Android 6.0 after all. Oneplus 3 was launched with android marshmallow 6.0 and will get Android Pie 9.0, and it has same chipset as Xperia XZ/XZs.
SZTadir, 17 Aug 2018Someone commented on some website that the reason why XZs and XA1 is not getting Pie is becaus... moreSomeone should tell OnePlus that, they are bringing Pie to the 3/3T (S820 and S821, respectively).
The Moto G6 Play with Snapdragon 430 is getting Pie!
Just out of curiosity, what can those who receive Pie do better than those who didn't receive it?
AnonD-731363, 17 Aug 2018No Sony L or L2 what a shame. Garbage company. Not supported Bruv
please.... Sony XA1 Plus means for additional hardware but why no software??? XA1 Plus came together with XZ1 and XZ1 compact and why it's not in update list? I bought this phone for hard earned money, I love it a lot and hoping to get next version of android.. then why its named as Plus? I cant see any plus software wise... Its so strange... I mean ok mediatek is other paragraph of program but then why Sony decided to include XA1 "PLUS" with flagshp series.. I mean those little things costs respect in market.. smells like they had enough mediateks P20's to manufacture a variant between budget and flagship line no matter how much sales they can get.. just getting away with leftovers??? REALLY SONY??? Those speculations triggers me a lot...
Someone commented on some website that the reason why XZs and XA1 is not getting Pie is because SD821 and Mediatek is not supporting it.
If the Chipset manufacturers remain an important part of this equation, then Treble or other initiatives have no significance.
Luxor, 17 Aug 2018Did google fixed the fast charging issue in android pie? Update at your own risk. fixed :-) they are not samsung.
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2018Yeah manufactors should give atleast 2 or 3 year support. Not only 1 year :o! Lucky I didn't b... moreI know brother.. I feel bad for anyone with XZs and XA1 Plus both are from 2017 and XA1 Plus comes with 4gb RAM yet won't see Android Pie, but fans will come up with something silly excuses to justify Sony's move to drop these phones from pie upgrade.