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Android Nougat When are we getting it? Which Xperias will be updated?

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Learner
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Re: My Xperia XZ hasn't received the Nougat 7.0 yet

@Quester

 

I tried that, but for some reason, the repair update failed, and now my phone won't work at all!! Is there anything I can do?

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Re: My Xperia XZ hasn't received the Nougat 7.0 yet

@anas_daye

 

Did you get any error messages?

Did you follow the guide linked in the previous post ( software repair using Xperia Companion )?

You need your phone charged and turned off before you start this procedure.



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One time poster
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Why no Nougat upgrade for Z3.

I bought a Z3 from Vodafone Nov 2014. It was one of their top of the range phones at the time. Why, two years later is Sony not providing an upgrade to Nougat for this phone.

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Re: Why no Nougat upgrade for Z3.

Hey TerryW,

 

"the absence of the Xperia Z3 on that Nougat list is not Sony’s fault. Devices that get upgraded to new Android versions need to pass Google’s Compatibility Test Suite (CTS). The CTS was updated during the Android N Developer Preview programme which meant that to comply with the certification requirements, Sony never released the final preview (DP5) firmware on the Xperia Z3. The last update was the ‘DP4’ firmware. 

So what exactly changed in the CTS? Well, it seems that Google now requires devices to have graphics that support either Vulkan or OpenGL ES 3.1. This means that any device that is now running Adreno 3XX graphics, such as the Xperia Z3’s Adreno 330 GPU as seen on all Snapdragon 800 and 801 chipsets, cannot be updated to Android 7.0. This is because the Snapdragon 800/801 only supports OpenGL ES 3.0. "

 

Read more at XperiaBlog.

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Diogo Simões

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Sony xa ultra android 7.0

Can sony xperia xa ultra install andriod 7.0?

Learner
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Re: My Xperia XZ hasn't received the Nougat 7.0 yet

@Quester

 

Well, yeah, I followed the instructions exactly... and everything was going smoothly until the install was mid-way, when it said that the repair update has failed, try again later. And the same error message appeared when I tried to start up the phone.

 

Edit: After freaking out, and trying the whole process several times, it was successful! The weird thing is that while the phone was 93% charged before the repair, it went down to only 20% after it was finished, though it lasted for only 5 minutes.

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Re: Sony xa ultra android 7.0

Definitely yes let's just wait for the announcement of it. Here's the link if you'd like to know what other phones will get the updates 

 

Hope this helps 

 

http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/xperiaxa/kb/8019307401646073d015693290721003ab2/

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Re: Sony xa ultra android 7.0

But when? It's already have been too late. Slightly frowning Face

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Re: Sony xa ultra android 7.0

@wesalbert920403

 

Yes, but no one knows when.

 

@John6294

 
 
 
in my opinion, since there was delays with the Z5 serie and Z4/Z3+, they are probably working now on the update for XA line. Probably on the 7.1.1, maybe.
 
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Re: Sony xa ultra android 7.0

All updates are going to L1, L1 DUAL, XA1, XA1 DUAL, XZ and to other new devices. It's like they have forgotten us XA and XA ULTRA users. Neutral Face