Sony promises Android 9.0 Pie for XZ1 and XZ2 line starting next month

  • Sony will update its line of Xperia XZ phones to Android 9.0 Pie.
  • The company says it will start the rollout in September and complete it by November.
  • This makes Sony the first OEM to give a specific timeline for its Pie rollout.

Although Android 9.0 Pie was available for the Essential Phone the same day as it was for the Pixel line, not every third-party manufacturer can be that fast. However, it does seem like OEMs are going to be much faster with Pie than for Android 8.0 Oreo.

Case in point: Sony just promised that it will bring some delicious Pie goodness to its Xperia XZ line of smartphones, via GizChina. The rollout will begin in September and complete by the end of November.

For clarification, the XZ line of devices includes the following models:

  • Sony Xperia XZ1
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
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The fact that these smartphones are getting Android 9.0 Pie isn’t too surprising, considering that phones in the XZ line were part of the Android P beta testing program. However, Sony is the first company that we know of to give a specific timeline for its stable rollout.

Other companies – like OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, and more – are being much more vague with their rollouts, giving timelines like “by the end of the year” or “in Q4 2018.” So kudos to Sony for making an actual commitment.

If you want to find out more about the features and changes in Android 9.0 Pie, check out our roundup here. If you want to know when your device will get the latest flavor of Android, bookmark our Pie tracker page here.

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