Yesterday, Sony started rolling out a new firmware to the new Xperia XZs handset, a phone that is less than a few weeks old in the market following its launch at the MWC 2017.
The Xperia XZs came preinstalled with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat and so far, the currently rolling out firmware is bumping the Android security patch to the month of May. It’s not long since Google started rolling out this month’s security patch to the Pixel and Nexus devices, but not only is the Xperia XZs receiving the same treat, but also the 2016 Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X as well as the Xperia X Compact handsets.
The Xperia XZs has two variants – a single-SIM and dual-SIM – with model numbers G8231 and G8232, respectively. Both variants will be receiving a software update carrying build number 41.2.A.0.235, up from version number 41.2.A.0.219. As for those using the standard Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance, the firmware carries software version 41.2.A.2.223, up from the previous version 41.2.A.2.199.
If you own an Xperia X or Xperia X Compact, the same update carries software version 34.2.A.2.69, which is an upgrade from the previous version 34.2.A.2.47. Despite the entire lineup receiving the latest monthly Android security patch, only the high-end Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance have the update based on the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, as for the Xperia X and X Compact, the update is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Other than carrying this month’s Android security patch, the Sony Xperia phones in question will also receive an unknown number of bug fixes alongside performance and stability improvements.
These updates are rolling out over the air and as such, they’ll take time before reaching all devices. You may also want to do a manual check by going to the Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates. If the update is ready, make sure your device has at least 50% battery power before proceeding with the upgrade or connect it to a charger.