The most asked question for a device right now is probably “Will it get Nougat?” Since the past few years, OEMs have stepped up their game and have been taking Android Updates ever so seriously than before. Sony has had a pretty good track record so far, and have also pushed updates to their other devices. The time has finally come for Sony’s flagship Xperia X, and the 7.1 Nougat update is being pushed out as a part of the Concept Program.
The update is only available to those who are on the “experimental” update track. Xperia X owners can join this program by downloading the app here and setting it up. Once downloaded, the update should be pushed to your device in a while.
- Android Nougat 7.1.1 and Android Security Update 1 Dec
- Restart option in Power Off Menu (something many have requested)
- Support for PS4 remote-play (no Dualshock support at this time)
- Faster Camera startup time
The build number is NMF26F8 and the update size comes around 338.7 MB. New features include faster camera startup, and also a restart and screenshot option in the Power menu. For Sony’s PS4 users, remote-play support is present here, along with a planned Dualshock support coming in the feature. The usual Nougat features are also present here, like Multi-window, Quick reply and much more. The 7.1 update also brings back App Shortcuts which was present on the Android N Beta, but later scrapped.
Also making an appearance is Smart Storage, which automatically removes old backed-up photos and videos from your device to clear up space. They’re backed up to Photos, Google’s picture-centric cloud storage service. Image Keyboard is also a new addition which lets you choose and send content like stickers, GIFs, pictures from your messaging app of your choice. It’s supported within Google’s Allo, Hangouts, Messenger, with third party support on the way.
Have you received the update for your Xperia X? How has it been faring so far? Let us know in the comment section.
Via Xperia Blog