Sony Mobile has begun rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie for its Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones. Updates to both Xperia models is being done OTA (over-the-air) across different regions, with a file size that over 1GB in size (specifically, 1059MB).
The Android update will change the build number for both devices from version 51.1.A.11.51 to version 52.0.A.3.27. The update also includes the latest Android security patches. The update will also bring the new Sony camera app with it, although it should be noted that it doesn’t seem to have a portrait selfie mode.
Android 9.0 Pie was first announced back in March 2018, but only officially adopted the official “Pie” moniker back at the beginning of August this year. As one would expect, the new Android OS update comes with software updates and improvements, as well as new features. One such feature is the Adaptive Battery feature, which automatically prioritises battery for a user’s most used apps.
Android 9.0 Pie also comes with a new App Actions feature that suggests apps or actions, based on the user’s time, habit, and location. It also comes with a new functionality that is aimed at improving the wellbeing of users.
Surprisingly, it Sony doesn’t seem to be rolling out Android 9 Pie to its Xperia XZ2 Premium. Considering that the phone is the more premium version of the Xperia XZ2 lineup, we’d imagine that it would at least be given priority for the Android 9 Pie rollout.
(Source: Xperia Blog)