Sony Xperia Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out for XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA2 specifications

Last year Sony Xperia Android Oreo update list was announced by Sony. They had confirmed a list of Xperia smartphones which will receive the Android Oreo update. Now, they have finally started rolling out the Sony Xperia A Series Android Oreo Update. The Xperia phones that are receiving the latest Android 8.0 Oreo updates are Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra.

The update is around 900MB in size depending on the model you are using. We also suggest to charge your phone up to 50% before you start running the Android 8.0 Oreo update in your device. The latest update brings the build number from 48.0.A.1.131 (Android 7.0) to 48.1.A.0.116 (Android 8.0) which is based on Oreo.

Sony Xperia A Series Android Oreo Update

The latest update brings February Android security patch as well along with Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Sony Xperia XA1 series. The update also brings other fixes and new features like:

  1. Xperia actions which intelligently suggests actions based on your usage with new games and community features.
  2. Reminders for unfinished tasks.
  3. Contextual menus for app shortcuts which on long pressing shows more options for you to perform various other tasks.

Just like the old times, this is the right time to know and explore the Android Oreo best feature that the Google has developed for our smartphones. Some of the new features that Android 8.0 Oreo comes with are Picture-in-Picture (PIP), Background limits, Snoozing individual notification, Notification Channels, Autofill framework, Wide-gamut color for apps, Adaptive icons, Companion device pairing, Connectivity, Keyboard navigation, AAudio API for Pro Audio, WebView enhancements and many more. Including the Android best features for developers such as Fonts in XML and Java 8 language APIs and runtime optimization.

As usual, the new flavor of Android Oreo also has a bunch of new features under its shelves to woo the users, developers, and critics. However, they come with advantages and disadvantages as well. For instance, the company has increased battery optimizations through the background limits feature. At the same time, the brand new Adaptive icons will consume battery as it is backed by the system animations. But, we all know that everything comes at a price in this world. Yes, the same applies in the gadget world as well.


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