Sony has made an announcement regarding series that will receive Android Oreo update. The first from the list is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It was unveiled with Android 7.0 Nougat before, but sources say that the new Android version will soon make its way to the handset. Do you have the XZ Premium? If so, there should be a notification about the Oreo update. It can be checked manually in the ‘Settings’ menu.
Bear in mind that this update is phased, so regions don’t receive the update at the same time. It’s also revealed that the handset will get some exclusive Sony features, like Sony’s 3D Creator. It has been around ever since the XZ1 was first introduced.
For those who’ve always loved the feature, be grateful because it will be rolled out to the Xperia XZ Premium in the near future. It has the ability to scan various things and turn them into 3D avatars which can later be shared across social networks. There are many others to follow, such as Autofocus Burst and app shortcuts. The Sony Xperia XZ premium lives up to its ‘premium’ moniker. Firstly, it has a 5.5-inch display. It may look average, but the 4K HDR quality is not.
Besides, it also gets additional protection from Corning Gorilla Glass 5, so it won’t be scratched easily. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is the reason behind its snappy performance. The 4GB of RAM provides much space for multitasking. Buyers shouldn’t make a thing out of the 64GB storage since it’s expandable. We get it that some people need much bigger space for saving files, but with microSD card support, you can double or even triple the built-in storage. For more information about the Sony Xperia XZ, please read this article.
Android Oreo new features
Android Oreo brings many cool features and improvements. Let’s start with battery life. Experts suggest that the Oreo has a huge impact on battery life. It helps limit processes running in the background. This will result in a longer battery life to every device that has it installed. Picture-in-picture is another cool feature that makes an appearance on Oreo. It is more appropriate for larger screens. PiP has been introduced for the iPad before, so it’s great to see Android hops on the trend. With this, you can continue watching favorite shows while doing something that’s more urgent.
And then, there is Smart Text Selection. Again, it is not a new feature, but has been enhanced for the new Android version. Selecting text has never been easier on Oreo. We often need to select a large chunk of text like while browsing or editing a document. Now with this on board, you can do the task more efficiently. The update also promises better Google Assistant integration.
Many users have felt the benefits of this feature. Imagine that we can activate it while opening an app. The assistant previously was assigned to an individual app. If it can keep working in the background, any Android phone will be more powerful. There are many other features, we’ll explain them in the upcoming article.