Japanese smartphone manufacturing company Sony is now rolling out 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 in MWC (Mobile World Congress) event last year while the XA1 Plus was unveiled at IFA 2017. All the 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 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 Update. We will advise users to back up their data and at least charge up to 50% before installing to prevent any data loss.
The new update includes the regular Oreo features like include Picture-in-picture (Pip) mode, Notification dot, Smart Autofill, new 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 the matters into their hand. But unfortunately, it will remove 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 cost Rs 23,432 and the bigger XA1 Ultra at Rs 24,989.