Sony has started the roll-out of its experimental builds for the Sony Xperia X with the latest Android version.The concept builds now feature Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The Android Nougat has arrived on the Sony Xperia X with the version – Android 7.1.1 to a limited set of the users who had signed up for the experimental builds.
The Android update comes with the build number – 38.3.A.0.41. This way, Sony has become the only non-Google manufacturer to release the latest Android version to the end users.
In terms of new features, the update features the Restart option when the Power button is pressed while switching off the device along with various usability improvements. Along with addition of Restart option to Power button menu, there’s also improvements in camera app load up time, which has become much faster to aid those quick capturing moments.
Although being concept firmware, these builds are on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is a delight for the Sony Xperia X users. The update also includes the remote play support for Sony PlayStation 4 but sadly the Dualshock support is missing right now. Hopefully Sony shall include that in future releases. In terms of Security, the update now features Google Security patches released on December 1. This makes the device in sync with the latest Security and Stability improvements.
The roll-out of the release is limited to only those users who has signed up for the Sony Experimental update Track. The release of a stable version of build is still awaited. The update would be available to other users of Sony Xperia X in the coming months after the release of Stable versions of the firmware for Experimental users. If you have also signed up for the experimental updates you can check for the OTA update.
You can sign up for the Sony Concept update – here.