Android 9 Pie has officially rolled out to select Google Pixel smartphones. This means that the update will also be coming to select Android OEM devices in the next couple of months.
Apparently, Sony has already prepared to deliver the update to select Xperia smartphones. The update is expected to arrive this November.
This first batch of Sony smartphones that will be getting a taste of Android Pie are the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, and the Xperia XZ2 Premium.
Obviously, Sony’s high-end line-up gets first dibs on the update. However, some of their midrange devices will also be getting the update, but not until the month of January next year.
These devices include the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus, and the XA2 Ultra. As for the other Xperia smartphones, Sony is yet to announce the rollout schedule for those devices, or if they will be getting the update at all.
With Android 9 Pie, users of the said smartphones can experience new features and interface changes. Most of which are AI-driven and provides easier ways for you to interact with your phone.
There’s the Slices feature that lets you access quick actions on particular apps right from the search tab. There’s also the new system navigation gestures, improved performance and battery efficiency through intelligent resources allocation, and more.
Sony claims that all of these features were thoroughly tested by their own engineers to ensure that they will work seamlessly with their own smartphones.