Sony rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for its X Performance models

Sony Xperia X Performance

Soon after getting reports from Sony, that it was testing its one of the top-tier smartphones, Xperia X Performance with the new Android 7.0 Nougat, it has back again in headlines as the company has started rolling out the Nougat update for the smartphone. The updates will be available for X Performance devices with model number F8131 and F8132 in the selected regions.


The new updated software is featured with a split-screen multitasking which is in, as is the new notification panel. Apart from this, the camera quality and features are also improved. It offers new options like manual shutter speed control and manual ISO control at 23MP. The auto-rotation bug is now fixed, and the touch sensitivity has reportedly been improved, and . The update comes with the latest iteration of Stamina Mode too. Otherwise, not a lot seems to be changed.

Xperia Nougat leak

Earlier this month, Sony was reported to test its phones under the Beta Testing Program for Android 7.0 Nougat on the Xperia Beta Program and the first Nougat firmware build was expected to be 39.2.A.0.248, and it contains the October 1 security patches.

The Beta Testing Program for Android Nougat software on Xperia X Performance was initiated by Sony in August this year, in select locations but registered users of XP Performance never got any preview for the new firmware for some time. But later Sony was reported to start sending emails to the registered owners of Xperia X Performance for testing Android 7.0 Nougat preview which will be available to them in next 48 hours via OTA (Over-The-Air).

If we follow the previous leaks and reports, Sony is supposed to kick start the roll out of Nougat 7.0 on Xperia XP Performance by the end of December 2016. Other smartphones which are enlisted for rolling out with the new Operating System are Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra.

To recall, the Sony Xperia X Performance, launched in February 2016, comes featured with 5-inch FHD display, 23-megapixel rear and 13-megapixel of front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 200GB. A 2700mAh non removable battery fuels the handset.

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