Sony’s Xperia X Concept has just received a new update, bringing the participants’ devices to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta.
The Japanese tech giant had promised that it will roll out the updated Android 7.1.2 Nougat to the beta channel this week and like promised, it is happening right now. Previously, the Sony Xperia X Concept was running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and now that the newest version has been made available, it seems the tech giant might as well be ready to release the stable version 7.1.1 to non-testers.
The update, similar to the likes of Google Pixel and Nexus devices, doesn’t bring a lot in terms of new features. In fact, it’s meant for optimizations and stability, with the most notable ones being Bluetooth connectivity enhancements and battery usage alerts. The new update also comes with improved start-up time for the camera.
Sony Xperia X Concept users will keep the latest monthly security update that had already been rolled out, but the software version shifts to 38.4.A.0.27. Be warned that this download won’t be possible over cellular data connections, rather, you must be connected via Wi-Fi in order to download and install it. Apparently, this is an error that Sony acknowledges and hopefully, it will be taken care of sooner than later. The update weighs about 212MB.
If you own a Sony Xperia X handset, feel free to visit the Google Play Store and be part of the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta experience.
Update: According to fresh reports, Sony has just confirmed that the Experimental Concept program will close in early May for Xperia X users. This means that no more beta updates, including monthly security updates, will be sent out to users of this phone on the experimental track.
While the Xperia Concept program will still live on, it’ll be accessible to future users of the high-end Xperia XZ Premium. The removal of the Xperia X device follows a similar move that saw the Xperia Z3 leave the Concept program to pave way for the former.