The Android Oreo update is rolling out to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony posted a list of the devices it would update to Android 8 Oreo back in September it seems that its the turn of the Xperia XZ Premium that launched back in February at MWC2017. The handset maker has announced that the firmware update is currently rolling out, complete with the usual Oreo goodies as well as some fixes and new features.

The list of new features includes 3D Creator that renders your head, face, food, or another object as a 3D avatar or free-form image. If you have trouble catching people smile when you take a photo, then Sony’s Predictive Capture could be what you need. It begins buffering images when it detects the subject is smiling and gives the user a choice of up to 4 images to choose from.

There’s increased audio quality thanks to tuning improvements for the front-facing speakers, as well as the addition of Qualcomm’s aptX HD audio support for high-quality sound with wireless headphones. App shortcuts have also been tweaked, with users now able to access the action menus by long-pressing the app icon.

Finally, the update also includes Autofocus Burst that allows the camera to recognize, track and capture sequences of moving objects, resulting in blur-free action shots.

As with most Android updates, Sony is rolling out the Oreo firmware incrementally. If like me, you are the impatient type, you can go to Settings, Software Update to check if Oreo is ready to be downloaded and installed.

Source: Sony

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).