Google officially rolled out Android 10 back in September last year. Since then, several manufacturers have rolled out stable Android 10 builds for their devices. While Sony wasn’t the fastest to jump on the bandwagon, the company did promise Android 10 builds for 8 Xperia smartphones in November. As per the update schedule, the company rolled out Android 10 builds for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 early in December and now the company is rolling out updates for four more devices.
As per a recent post on our forums, the Android 10 update (v. 52.1.A.0.532) is now rolling out to the Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ2 Premium bringing some of the new features introduced in Android 10. However, Sony hasn’t updated the stock launcher for the devices which means that even after the update users won’t have access to features like gesture-based navigation, a light Google Search bar in dark mode, and the new recent apps/multitasking window. Users in the thread have reported not being able to use gesture navigation following the update and the recent apps/multitasking window is still the same as that on Android Pie.
Other Android 10 features, including new features introduced in Digital Wellbeing, are available in the latest update. The update, which weighs in at around 730 MB, is reportedly rolling out to both dual and single SIM variants of the aforementioned devices in Europe, single SIM devices in the US, and a few regions in Asia. As of now, there’s no word form the company regarding a broader rollout or when the remaining Android 10 features will be released for the devices. In case you’re a Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact or XZ2 Premium user, you can check for the OTA update on your device by heading to the software updates section in device settings. The update is also available via the PC companion app and you can even use a tool like XperiFirm to download the OTA package on your device.
Source: XDA Forums
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