Sony released the update to Android 7.0 Nougat to its Xperia X series a while back, but this exercise did not include the budget Xperia XA and the phablet XA Ultra.
The Nougat update first came out to the Sony Xperia XA Ultra and now the standard Xperia XA has joined the party. The handset has quite a number of variants out there, but only two are currently receiving the Nougat treat. Those using the variants with model numbers F3211 and F3212 are receiving software version 36.1.A.0.179, but others variants should also join the party sooner than later, with no changes expected on the firmware version.
The update not only brings Android 7.0 Nougat to the Sony Xperia XA Ultra, but also the latest monthly security update for the month of May. If you own the smaller XA, you can also join the excitement, where Sony has released firmware version 33.3.A.0.127.
Unlike the XA Ultra, all five variants of the standard XA, which include F3111, F3112, F3113, F3115 and F3116, are receiving the Nougat treat. Similar to the Xperia XA Ultra, you should also get an update to the latest Android security patch on your standard XA alongside other performance enhancements.
The updates are rolling out over the air and as such, they might take some time before hitting all units. If your model hasn’t yet received the OTA notification, you may try doing a manual update via Settings>About phone, but the updates’ availability may also depend on your region.
In short, be patient and you’ll receive the Nougat update on your Sony Xperia XA or XA Ultra sooner than later.
Update: If you haven’t seen the Nougat update on your phone, it’s because Sony has temporarily halted the update process. The Japanese company says that there are some “minor performance inconsistencies related to the OTA delivery system”, but they are working to ensure that the update rollout resumes soon. We’ll update you when the process restarts.