The Sony Xperia X Performance smartphone is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat software via a beta program, according to several reports from XDA Developer forum members. The smartphone is the first Sony device to update to Google’s latest operating system.
The Android 7.0 Nougat firmware 39.2.A.0.327 is currently available for the Sony Xperia X Performance single-SIM model (F8131), as well as the dual-SIM model (F8132). At this time there is no word on how long the Xperia beta program for Android 7.0 will last or when handsets will receive official software.
The update appears to be hitting handsets wirelessly; however, users can also install the software manually using firmware from XperiaBlog. Check out the links below.
Google is currently conducting its own beta program for updated versions of Nougat, with Android 7.1.1 expected to release Dec. 5. Samsung is currently testing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets before an official Nougat rollout, likely also in December. The manufacturer recently reopened beta registration in key markets, including as the U.K.