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Android 8.1 ETA? (can't search forum for "8.1")

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Re: Android 8.1 ETA? (can't search forum for "8.1")

I don't really want Android P by the end of the year. I want 8.1 now to fix ongoing bugs that are driving me nuts, especially Smart Lock.

Regular
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Android 8.1 update for XZ ? Or any software update we'll see soon?

Is android 8.1 already released for other Xperia™️'s ? If so, when will it release for the XZ? I'm just curious.

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Re: Android 8.1 update for XZ ? Or any software update we'll see soon?

@RudolphOoO

 

There are any news related feature Android versions. All of them will always be published in Sony Mobile blog.

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8.1 update

Para cuándo la actualización 8.1 para el Xperia xz1. Y la corrección con el WiFi que se desconecta y es muy complicado establecer conexión nuevamente 

For when the update 8.1 for the Xperia xz1. And the correction with the WiFi that is disconnected and it is very complicated to connect again

GT

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Re: Android 8.1 update for XZ ? Or any software update we'll see soon?

I don't think the Xz range will ever see 8.1.

 

When it comes to os updates Sony don't usally release many if any updates and the version you get when the product ships is it.

 

Why do you need updates. The way it works is the way it works. Get used to it. 

 

I think Sony's attitude of supplying consumer products with fixed software/firmware is the way to go. 

 

It reminds me of consumer products in the 80's.  There were no updates.

 

If you really must have updates get a google phone or google approved partner phone or what ever that second tier program is called. 

 

Sony isn't part of that google program. So don't expect updates. 

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Re: Android 8.1 update for XZ ? Or any software update we'll see soon?

Hi @WallyZ @Roberthenao7

 

Sony Mobile Android Upgrade Policy

“We aim to support all premium range devices with the latest Android updates for two years after the device has launched. We may choose not to upgrade a mid-range or entry-level device if testing does not meet our exacting standards and we feel the hardware isn’t capable of delivering a stable user experience."

 

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Adept
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Re: Android 8.1 update for XZ ? Or any software update we'll see soon?

"the device has launched"

 

Define "launched"  is that the annouce date or release date?

 

We aim to support all premium range devices with the latest Android updates for two years after the device has launched. 

 

XZ Premium. I think that is a premium device then.

 

"We may choose not to upgrade a mid-range or entry-level device"

 

Nothing said about not updating premium devices!

 

So 3 months later still no update plan, hmm!!!

 

Ok I have until June 2019 before my phone is 2 years from release date!!!

 

Wait and see, I suppose!!!

 

 

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Re: Android 8.1 update for XZ ? Or any software update we'll see soon?

Hi @WallyZ

 

Premium range is the XZ line. So 2 years for XZ line!

 

"We may choose not to upgrade a mid-range or entry-level device" - this is related to non-premium models, as stated. If is mentioned above that Premium devices get 2 years, "not updating premium devices" is in the 2 years window.

 

You are referring to Android 8.1, but Sony history says that they skip this minal updates. Especially because Sony Android 8 have some 8.1 "features". You´ll know more next moth, after IFA.

 

Still don´t know what do you mean by "update plan". But let me know Slightly smiling Face

 

To know more about "The Journey of an Android Software Rollout", check this Sony Mobile blog post.

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Android 8.1

Hi there sony. Are you going to release android 8.1 for xz premium? Or is there any chance we could have one? 

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Android 8.1 ETA? (can't search forum for "8.1")

Pls help me