Not so long ago, Sony confirmed that Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta was ready for the Xperia X Concept. At the time, we pointed out that the release of this beta version could signal the rollout of the stable Android 7.1.1 Nougat to non-beta testers of the OS.
Well, it turns out that we were right as the Japanese tech giant has commenced the rollout of the stable Android 7.1.1 Nougat to those using Sony Xperia X Performance and the Xperia XZ flagships. The update comes with software version 41.2.A.2.199.
Since Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ were already running the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS, the updated v7.1.1 brings nothing really significant. You’ll come across a few features such as app shortcuts (although not supported by the Xperia Home launcher), performance improvements, bug fixes as well as the latest Android security patch for the month of April.
Even though the update is also expected to come to Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, there’s still no word on when these two will be joining their flagship counterparts in receiving the new OS. However, it shouldn’t be long before the duo joins the party, probably alongside the 2015 models that include Sony Xperia Z5 series as well as the Xperia Z3+.
The update is coming in over the air, which means it will take some time before all affected units are updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. You can also do a manual check via the Settings>About phone>System update.
If you have already received the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Xperia XZ or Xperia X Performance, feel free to let us know what changes you can see on your phone via the comments section below.