Here are the Sony phones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact earlier this week at IFA, with the phones running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The company also shared the list of phones that will be eligible to receive the Oreo update.

Here's the full list of Sony devices that will pick up the Oreo update:

  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia Touch
  • Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra

Oreo brings a slew of new features, including picture-in-picture support, background limits, notification channels, systemwide autofill API, and so much more.

There's no timeline as to when Sony will start rolling out the updates to its phones, with the company only stating that the timing would vary by region. We should hear more in the coming months. Is your Xperia device set to pick up the update? Let us know in the comments below.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Loving nougat on XZ. Looking forward to oreo! It was only a few years ago that Sony were terrible at rolling out updates in anything resembling a timely manner. Now, they have to be one of the best! I always get the latest security patch with 2-3 weeks of the pixel phones getting them!
  • You know, that wasn't Sony's fault, it was the fault of the Carriers like Verizon and AT&T...this is one of the reasons why Sony went Carrier-less with their newest phones...
  • It's brutal when you consider they actually use software to fragment the product, not just Sony but every other premium badge Android manufacturer. That's what hardware race has come down to, they milked people on CPU/RAM like there was no tomorrow when only the top end chips were able to ran Android properly, had a field day with early adopters cash but all mighty have fallen into Google hands. They all deserve current profit cuts for not developing the software and taking the free pass. Next step will be Google time-locking or straight out locking out the features so they could have exclusives on their Pixel hardware and that's only a matter of time. Android end game is Google riding solo in premium segment and Chinese fingers in affordable piece of the pie. The only alternatives to that ending I can think off is either Google develops whole new OS and makes it exclusive to their hardware or premium badge Android manufacturers come together to make their own OS. In both cases they will face difficulty attracting triple A app titles to their platform but who knows maybe they do succeed.
  • No love for the Z5 series? It's not even two years old yet! Oh well, Nougat is running fine on my Z5 so I'm not that bummed out about it.
  • I think you are right, I didn't not see my z5 premium either
  • Consider yourself lucky cause others offer only one OS update per life cycle while you got two :) You never know what kind of strategy they gonna come up with ZX/ZX1/ZXp maybe they switch back to one update.
  • Yes! I'm so glad my Xperia X Compact will get it. No buyer's remorse for me!
  • I've learned my lesson with my XA Ultra. I won't be buying another Sony product. The phone is only a year old and I just received Nougat not too long ago and will not be receiving Oreo.
  • Ehem! ..Z5 ... not even 2 years old...reason to leave Sony if they dont update z5
  • Z5 series? I'm using the compact. That's just sad. I guess no more Android for me.
  • I don't see my XA Ultra :(