Sony Xperia owners have been waiting for Android 9 Pie since Google first debuted the operating system back in August.

The recently-released Sony Xperia XZ3 arrived with Android 9 Pie but recently Sony rolled out the software older devices.

Last week both the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact were granted the latest and greatest from Google.

But now the Japanese company has confirmed more devices are set to receive Android 9 Pie with some phones getting it earlier than expected.

Sony’s XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be able to download the new operating system from October 26 and a host of other devices will get the firmware slightly later.

The Japanese firm declared in a blog post: “I spy with my little eye some early updates to Android 9 Pie.

“For many Xperia owners, the wait is over! The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have already updated to Android 9 Pie, while the XZ3 is shipping with Android 9 Pie fully loaded.

“There’s more good news to come, however!

“We can reveal that for some Xperia devices, owners will be able to update their device to the brand new version of Android sooner than expected, while for others the update is bang on schedule.

“Premium-range models will be able to get the upgrade within the next few weeks.

“Android 9 Pie will be available on the XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact from 26 October, while XZ2 Premium owners can benefit from the upgrade from 7 November.

“The XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus will have the update from 4 March.”

The disclosure of firm release dates for Android 9 Pie will surely give Xperia fans reason to get excited.

The newest version of the software introduces a number of notable changes that dramatically change the user experience.

Adaptive Battery attempts to harness machine learning to identity which apps you use and which you do not in order to alter power delivery accordingly.

Multitasking now looks more clean and simple thanks to a larger windows layout.

But one of the biggest features comes from what Google is calling Digital Wellbeing that attempts to make users more aware about the time they spend on their devices.

While the feature is currently not present in Android 9 Pie, instead being limited to a beta version on Pixel devices only, the Mountain View company has insisted it will arrive in a fleshed-out form very soon.

Digital Wellbeing allows smartphone owners to set timers for certain apps and provides detailed statistics on usage.

Source
Daily Express :: Tech Feed

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