Sony has always been one of the first companies to update their handsets to the latest version of the operating system by Google. After announcing two years of software support for its flagships, the Japanese company has started seeding the update to Android Oreo on the midrangers, Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The update comes more than three months after the flagship from the same series (Xperia X Performance) started receiving the OTA notification. The update brings the build number to 34.4.A.0.364 and Android to the version 8.0.0.
Further, the update contains the security patch from the month of January, which is the latest security patch released by Google. Sony Xperia X is getting the update in both its single SIM and dual SIM versions (global), which are identified by the codes F5121 and F5122. The X Compact F5321 global version is updating as well, but there is still no info about the U.S. version of the Sony Xperia X and the Japanese version of the Xperia X Compact. The update weighs about 1.2 GB and, besides the new features and improvements of Android Oreo, it also brings some exclusive improvements.
Among these, there are the “Reminders”, described as useful notification for unfinished tasks such as email in drafts and unfinished messages. There is a new feature called Xperia Actions which auto-suggests settings based on the user’s usage. The App Shortcuts have been re-designed and it is possible to access quick actions by long-tapping on them. Smart text selection and autofill for forms have been added as well. Also, among the most interesting features of Android 8 Oreo, Sony Xperia X and X Compact are receiving the picture-in-picture mode which allows opening an app as a small floating window on the screen.