Sony unveils Android 10 roadmap

Sony has released the list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 10, starting December 2019.

Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 will be the first set of devices to receive the latest iteration of Android. Meanwhile, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, will get the update in early 2020, alongside older devices like the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, and XZ3.

Older flagship devices like the Xperia XZ1 were notably excluded from the list.

  • Xperia 1 – December 2019
  • Xperia 5 – December 2019
  • Xperia 10 – Early 2020
  • Xperia 10 Plus – Early 2020
  • Xperia XZ2 – Early 2020
  • Xperia XZ2 Compact – Early 2020
  • Xperia XZ2 Premium – Early 2020
  • Xperia XZ3 – Early 2020

With Android 10, Sony Xperia smartphones will soon feature a system-wide dark theme, gesture-based navigation, floating chat heads, optimised sharing, detailed permissions, additional customisation through accent colours, and Live Caption in real-time when playing videos and audio.

Android 10 the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, has been available for over 2 months now and is currently available on devices from Google, Essential, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Nokia. Samsung, Huawei and LG have also started beta programs for some of their devices.

Additionally, Google is making it compulsory for smartphone manufacturers to ship devices with Android 10 after January 31, 2020.

After the above mentioned date, Google will only approve new devices running the latest Android version, Android 10 and the company will stop approving new devices running Android 9 Pie.

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