Sony announces plans for Android Oreo deployments

With the official launch of Android 8.0 Oreo last week, many smartphone owners are wondering when their device may get the update. The hope for many is that the manufacturer of their particular device spent time with the developer builds over the summer to get things ready so that the time to an official release can be minimized once Google made things official. Although they have not revealed timelines with one exception, Sony has announced their plans for the Android Oreo update on their devices.

According to Sony, the following devices will be updated to Android Oreo:

Along with those devices, Sony is launching the Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact with Android Oreo. Those devices are scheduled to go on sale starting on September 19th and October 4th respectively.

source: Sony


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.