Sony has started pushing the Android 7.0 Nougat beta firmware update to its Xperia X performance devices with single SIM option and model number F8131 in some select regions. This new update brings the new firmware version 39.2.A.0.248 with 1st October security patch and weights around 1.4GB, so if you have got the update notification, make sure your device has enough battery available and you are connected to a WiFi network. This new update brings new features and new UI for the Xperia X Performance devices that we discuss in the article.
This update will be available soon for the Xperia XZ devices but we don’t know when it will be rolled out by the company. Sony has already confirmed that it will roll-out the Android Nougat update to the Xperia X performance and Xperia XZ devices first. This beta version is rolling out to the devices whose owners have pre registered to get the beta version of the Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The stable version of the OS is also expected to roll out soon.
The new Android 7.0 Nougat update brings new features to the Xperia X Performance smartphones that includes split-screen, new notification panel, camera app now comes with manual shutter speed control, manual ISO control at 23MP and STAMINA mode. The update also brings bug fixes including the auto-rotating bug, improved touch sensitivity and other bug fixes as well.
To recall, the Xperia X Performance was announced back in February in the MWC 2016 event. It comes with a 5-inch Triluminos display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 820 64-bit 14nm processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card expandable storage up to 200GB, Dual SIM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, a Fingerprint sensor, a 2700mAh Battery and 4G LTE connectivity.