Xperia A1 | Photo Credit: Sony Mobiles
Xperia A1 | Photo Credit: Sony Mobiles

Sony Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Japanese smartphone manufacturing company Sony is now rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for three smartphones: Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Plus, and Xperia  XA1 Ultra. The XA1 and the XA1 Ultra were showcased at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) event last year, while the XA1 Plus was unveiled at IFA 2017. All three smartphones ran on Android 7.0 Nougat at the time of their release.

Sony has yet to announce the launch officially, but it’s likely not going to happen as users have already received it. The new update comes with version number 48.1.A.0.116 and contains the latest February 2018 security patch. It is rolling out in OTA (Over-the-Air) form and takes about 900 MB of space. To install, you just have to download and run it. If you have not received it, you can check manually by going to  Settings > About > System UpdateWe will advise users to back up their data and at least charge up to 50% before installing to prevent any data loss.

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Xperia XA1 family
Android 8.0 Rolling out to Xperia XA1 Family | Photo Credit: XperiaBlog

The new update includes the regular Oreo features like Picture-in-picture (Pip) mode, Notification dot, Smart Autofill, a newly redesigned Quick Settings menu, faster boot time, new emojis, adaptive icons, and easier installation for unknown apps. Additionally, it comes with features like smart reminders and actions through Xperia assist, context menus when pressed long on an app icon or select text, improved performance, and much more. Android introduced the Night Light feature with Android Nougat, and Sony took matters into its own hands. Unfortunately, it will be removed along with this Oreo update.

The Sony Xperia XA1 is currently priced at Rs 17,490 /Rs 24,886 for the 32/64 GB variant, while the XA1 Plus costs Rs 23,432 and the bigger XA1 Ultra at Rs 24,989.

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