Android Nougat arrives on the Xperia XZ (39.2.A.0.327)

by XB on 1st December 2016

in Android, Firmware, Xperia XZ series

sony-xperia-xz-nougatSony Mobile has started to seed the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update for its flagship Xperia XZ. The update has arrived in the form of build number 39.2.A.0.327 for the Xperia XZ (F8331) and XZ Dual (F8332). The release includes a number of native Nougat features including multi-window support (run two apps simultaneously), customisable quick settings and redesigned notifications. The update is available in select regions right now, but should hit more regions over the coming days. If you have updated, let us know your impressions in the comments below.

DOWNLOAD FTF Firmware Files – Xperia XZ (Android 7.0 Nougat)

NOTE: You will need to update Flashtool to version to flash Android Nougat Xperia firmware files. Further detail is here.

Xperia XZ (F8331) 39.2.A.0.327 Russia Generic
Xperia XZ Dual (F8332) 39.2.A.0.327 India Generic

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Thanks Izzat, Maleni, Marinko and Simon!

  • Ron Lufias

    Just received mine from Malaysia. Installing now.

  • Ates

    Screenshoot pleaseee…

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Now Xperia Z5 Premium Pleeeeease

  • Ralph Michael De Torres

    Just received the update from Australia

  • LocalPatriot

    Now pls z3+!

  • razorg

    So last year’s October flagship, Z5 Series, came out with 5.1.1 Lollipop and hadn’t got Marshmallow until March, but now today’s flagship XZ, which was released with Marshmallow, already got Nougat update on the first day of December. This looks like a huge improvement from my point of view. I hope the update for our Z5 series won’t be delayed that much as well…

  • twm

    Holy shit!
    Looking forward to the Nougat release for tablet.

  • pingotta

    Hi, can anyone tell me if multi-window support includes background playback? So for example, I can be listening to a football match in the background while browsing chrome? Thanks.

  • Abu Saleq Rocky

    how about my xperia x??


    Sony ftw :-) faster than samsung that’s great:-)


    No ones know, only the Xperia x performance and xz first lineup :-)

  • KzX

    Will Xperia X receive Nougat tomorrow?

  • Any link for the video?

  • Little Man

    Longer battery life: Do more for longer with
    Just ditch that knock off Google Doze already and BRING BACK THE REAL AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL STAMINA!!!

  • KzX

    Doze mode is mandatory for MM and above, Sony just can’t remove it.

  • Screenshots ?

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I’d like to see them update the poor abandoned Z5 series, they were underrated phones that clearly stand up to the competition today.

  • Little Man

    I guess I should’ve included this because I knew that. But see, Sony reached out to Google asking them if they could add a restart option when you long press the power button. A FUCKING RESTART OPTION. They could’ve reached out for issues like STAMINA mode or allowing Nougat for Qualcomm 801 processors, NO THEY ASKED FOR A RESTART BUTTON.

  • Heung Yit Ki

    Link plz :(

  • Heung Yit Ki

    Link of video please :(

  • Little Man

    OMG in case another one of your friends starts firing at me because I “don’t know” anything about Sony: yes, Xperia phones have restart when you long press the power button but it’s because Sony added it in it, check out phones from other manufacturers, restart is mostly not an option.

  • Dilipkumar

    Xperia!!giv me the exact date for nougat in Z5 series

  • Dilipkumar

    Can any one tell me wat are the new features will arrive in Z5 android 7.0?

  • McKnull

    Yes it should be like the way split screen works on the Galaxy phones where you can have your youtube app up while web browsing.

  • Ron Lufias
  • Ron Lufias
    Here is the details on update.

  • Ates

    Thank’s man!

  • Heung Yit Ki

    Link of video please :(

  • mrninko

    hope there won’t be any explosion on sony side :-D

  • Andy Baharuddin
  • McKnull

    All I want to know is if this improves the photo quality taken by the Xperia XZ.

  • Michael Wiedemann

    Waiting for CE1 :)

  • Ron Lufias

    Did you mean official video from Sony about this? Here’s the link:

  • Heung Yit Ki

    Thank you so much

  • Emil Oskarsson

    No I don’t think so, but the Xperia x and x compact will receive it soon. I think they will begin to update them before the end of December :)

  • pingotta

    Thanks, I’m a huge football fan and I can’t listen to the match in the background while doing other things, it’s really annoying! It’s actually the only reason I’ve considered buying a laptop.

  • Malcolm

    Great job Sony! Now I will buy the phone.

    Hope this shuts up all the “Sony is too slow with updates” guys for good.

  • Alexander
  • Asif
  • KzX

    these are different issues dude, restart button is for AOSP.
    Stamina mode and Nougar for 801 are died because of Android CCD.

  • ducksonetime
  • Ralph Michael De Torres
  • Oliver Payne

    You can follow the rollout of updates on the XZ here –

  • Qasim Ala

    Hey can i use your screen shots for an article I’m writing? Thanks

  • Exodite

    Staying on 4.4.4 with my Z3C for Stamina (and a few other reasons) myself.

    Haven’t tried 7.x but Doze + “new Stamina” has been way worse for me.

  • mugglearchitect


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  • joseph carmine nero

    very very likely all of them in the video

  • hansip

    Doubt it will be as swift as X series. The consideration is about the Small App Framework on the Z series, which can cause additional issue. Unless they opt to throw it all away, which will break the usage pattern of the Z series.

  • hansip

    It depends on what app do you use for watching. if it’s a youtube, you have to be sure that you are on a split screen mode (youtube on the upper half) or it will be switched off like usual. If you use other browser to access Youtube, then it might be able to do such action.

  • Moisés

    The same firmware of X Performance. They share same hardware. I think it is an advantage when Sony brings 2 flagships per year. You can uptade both together.


  • Moisés

    Nice.. Thanks for the screenshots.

  • Moisés

    At first they said in december..

  • Moisés

    Correct. We have the restart.
    My dad has a galaxy j1 and it has it.
    Now it comes with the android N.

  • So0o

    How is the update? Do You have some lag în menu or something like that? Do You feel any difference?

  • Alexander

    Everything is smooth so far, you might want to let the phone cool down after updating
    (the sealed in battery does not like heat)
    1.Audio seems to be improved
    2. The notification shade gets some modification
    – It has stock appearance
    3. There are some minor added feature to the camera (manual shutter and autofocus)
    4. Split Screen / Multi Window is available just like stock
    5. Battery seems to last longer during use (needs more checking)
    6. Performance is improved


  • Astaine Akash

    Check out new feature on xperia xz nougat 7.0

  • vigneshprince

    there won’t be dude

  • Roh_Mish

    Wow SONY! I am loving you right now!

    I have literally no regrets not going Pixel now!

  • Roh_Mish

    Google is at fault. They dont allow OEMs to fiddle with settings

  • Roh_Mish

    Looks better. But could be placebo effect. Will do some tests tomorrow morning.

  • Roh_Mish

    Finally i can change DPI! Everything is perfect now.

  • Salah-Eddine Afifi

    The last camera software update made it become the best photophone … waiting now for XZ’s update they talked about at the release

  • Moisés

    Does anyone know if Sony plans to bring a new tablet?

  • Olaf Duits

    Got it in the NL. Tmobile

  • razorg

    No offense to the “small app” lovers but I’ve never used them. If it would make the life easier for Sony, I’d say they should get rid of them right away…

  • peltruquin

    I do hope so coz I just did the picture test waving my hand and it came out blurry, so this might be a new feature for the front camera on Nougat 7.0. Can’t wait for the update!

  • peltruquin

    Can you try doing the Selfie test waving your hand, on 6.0.1 the hand comes out blurry :(

  • Darni187

    The Z5 family wont be far behind. I have both XZ and Z5 and both are amazing phones..

  • Squirtle 1

    I´m the only one who has problems with flash the new OS ? I become always a error message” 01/040/2016 21:40:40 – ERROR – Have read only 524256 byte(s) instead of 787312 byte(s)
    01/040/2016 21:40:40 – ERROR – Error flashing. Aborted”

  • mjst12

    Did they add the Night Mode for the screen?

  • Ates

    Please can you take screenshot for incoming call display, and new dialer…pleaseee?

  • Matt

    Dump? Who have apk from this ftf?

  • azzido

    Few questions:

    1. Are the removed widgets back? (like previous weather widget, Stamina widget, camera widget etc?)
    2. Did they add the Radio? XZ has the radio chip on the motherboard
    3. What is performance? Does it lags like on previous version?
    4. Camera quality. Did it improve? Does it overheats like before? Camera speed of taking pictures one by one is fast as in Galaxy S7 finally or not?
    5. Is the “Signature” notification sound back?
    6. How about call quality? Is this better? Call reception coverage?
    7. Is the option to use previous Xperia keyboard back or still we have this useless and ugly SwiftKey?
    8. Batter life, how much better? SOT results?
    9. Double tap to wake fixed?
    10. Front facing speakers are finaly louder?

    Any bugs you found so far?
    Please let us know!!!

  • azzido

    Sadly, same boring UI since years now…

  • azzido

    How come manual shutter and autofocus are new features???
    We have it since beginning, I mean it is possible to select shutter speed up to 1s only, but it is not new… It was possible to set the focus on MarshMallow as well then what is new???

  • azzido

    And they said October for XZ, seems they have 2 months delay so you should expect Android N for Z5 in Feb :/

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Best “photophone”? I doubt it – but it is an excellent camera phone.

  • Jerry Berglund

    I really miss the small apps. I used the calculator all the time ☺️

  • Alexander

    I dont use manual mode that much but i think i would agree with you that it is somewhat not a new feature

  • Alexander
  • Alexander

    i am on nougat right now :(

  • Incoming call looks the same unfortunately

  • Ates

    Thank’s Josip how about dialer ana contacts menu? Is this the same?

  • Matt

    that is not how things work , not how anything worked.

    google inst some evil company that withheld codes just because they wanted to.

    DOZE is an integral parts of the os , if sony delete that and add in stamina the nougat update will be like in December 2017 and will not be stable.

    Quallcomm is the one to blame for not making Vulkan driver for the 801 series processor. then again 801 series are quite old and may probably designed before vulkan is being relevant.

  • Tomislav Matić

    Flashtool is not yet working with Android 7.0. It has to bee updated.

  • FooVoyager

    Nordic countries still haven’t received 39.0.A.3.30. I knew i should have gone with Pixel instead… Perhaps not Sony’s fault, but they should really start pressuring the parties that are lagging in their quality assurance because this is frightening away customers.

  • jonoave

    Yup, wondering about this too.

  • Dialer and contacts menu (not talking about contacts app) look almost exactly as Pixel dialer app. Only a bit brighter blue.

  • Ates

    Can you send screenshoot please….

  • Moisés

    No… Z3 has Open GL 3.0 , it does not match with android 7..
    Sony wanted to update but google changed some stuff during Nougat development

  • Malcolm

    Restart button is a small UI addition which doesn’t change anything in how the OS works. The doze mode, however, is something that affects everything that works inside the OS and something that every developer has to keep in mind. Google won’t change a feature like that just because one manufacturer has something else in mind. You are comparing incomparable.

  • razorg

    Making Z5’s camera become as fast as XZ’s is impossible because, although they both use IMX300 23MP sensor, XZ utilizes laser autofocus as you know. However, Z5’s camera is unusually laggy to take photos and, I usually hold my breath and keep it steady for several seconds without getting fooled by the shutter sound, otherwise the photo comes out blurry. Whatever the reason, if they can at least eliminate the chance of blurry photos, I’ll be delighted, but for superfast capture, one should purchase the XZ :)

  • McKnull

    I don’t believe there has been any update in the image quality.
    At least the update note doesn’t state anything.

  • Billy

    Maybe it’s new for X performance. Updated my Xperia XZ dual and the new firmware is quite fast. Not all apps support split screen and actually crashes like the facebook app but for some productivity apps can benifit from it.

  • Paul

    Maybe TouchWiz or similar is for you then. Sony’s light, close-to-stock UI is what makes it what it is.

  • paul_cus

    Looking forward to seeing Nougat on the X Compact.

  • So0o

    Wow realy? Like in galaxy s7?????

  • Ates

    Thank you so… much….best regards!

  • Pankaj MAHESH

    Sony Xperia Z C6602 3G Model finally successfully LTE Enabled and working fabulous.. See video on this link

  • Zayed Kotayba

    BTW is the DPI settings changeable? and can you post a screenshot of the different DPI options?

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Also add to that
    1- Manual control for camera on Xperia X performance?
    2- Manual DPI settings?
    3- And for dual sim cards version dose the ugly sim icon still exist or you can now finally remove it?
    Thanks in advance for anybody who answer these questions.

  • Zayed Kotayba

    is there is option to change DPI? also dose they remove the ugly dual sim icon from the status bar? and finally can you please share more screenshots?

  • I would be OK if these went away. I almost never use them on my Z5 Compact and rarely did on the Z2 before that.

  • skrug

    US gets the update before the UK? =(

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  • So0o

    Have You play some games? How is vulkan api ? Do You feel any difference? I ask because nobody ask this… Thx.

  • Moisés

    The camera sometimes can act slower because of the new sensors. It take a lil bit more time to adjust the White Balance.

  • CerberusSco

    I hope Androxyde updates this soon then. It’s a bit odd that FTF files are available to download, yet FlashTool needs to be updated.

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  • azzido

    Sadly, this is almost pure copy paste of stock Google Android 7.0 (that should be called 6.0.2 which better corresponds to number and size of the changes). The only thing Sony claims they improved battery. They did not touch the camera for XZ at all, what they’ve been saying they will correct it :/

  • Terence Wu

    Does the new home screen include Android Nougat’s app shortcut functionality?

  • Terence Wu

    To pass the CTS, the processor should support Vulkan, which is not possible with SD801 on Z3 Dual

  • Mehran

    Please sony update flash tool for naugat.

  • Venkatasurya Prakash

    Does anyone knows about the fix of unintentional wakeups of xperia in pocket by using the proximity sensor on double tap to wakeup feature in this upgrade..??

  • (NinJer)

    Still no update on my Hong Kong XZ Dual

  • Adam Varney

    Double tap to wake is STILL faulty. Come on Sony, how hard can it be to fix one simple glaring fault! 4 double taps, 10 double taps, 16 double taps, sometimes it doesn’t work at all and yet pocket wakes with one long press are frequent! Also, why are the speakers so quiet with certain media?

  • Venkatasurya Prakash

    Do u know about the fix of unintentional wakeups of xperia in pocket by using the proximity sensor on double tap to wakeup feature in this upgrade..??

  • Dilipkumar

    Hello guys. Xperia Z5 got a new update.
    Let share ur comments after update

  • Ates

    Yesss…what’s new…please write!

  • Michael Wiedemann

    Germany released. Still waiting for CE1.

  • Roh_Mish

    I had noticed that tap to wake didn’t always work on M but it works fine on N. I havent had it activate in pockets yet but I’ll keep an eye on it

  • Roh_Mish

    No. Like Android N.

  • So0o

    Me 2… How long we need to wait?

  • Venkatasurya Prakash

    Whats new.. In tht..??

  • Darni187

    U.K still waiting….

  • Wouter van Vliet

    Thanks for pointing out, was beginning to think it was just me

  • Any news of Xperia supporting Raw in camera, with the new updates?

  • Malcolm

    Maybe multi-window support will somehow mitigate this if they ditch it.

  • itsdashy

    UK just installing now.

  • Jacek Zajkowski

    What about Radio FM?:)

  • Michael Wiedemann

    CE1 still waiting – 5 days now.

  • Alexander

    No Option to change DPI
    – Perhaps we can tweak it
    – Unfortunately i am qiote busy now

  • Alexander

    games seems smooth whether vulkan is available or not

  • kramer

    I am also eagerly waiting for this version. It’s been 4 days since any XZ dual model was updated :(

  • Darren Webb

    does this have the dpi adjustment setting built in?

  • Adam Varney

    Still nothing O2 UK.

  • Adam Varney

    Pixel phones got 7.1.1 today…more bug fixes…and I’m still waiting for the buggy 7.0

  • Dewi Satyawati P

    I bought the XZ from singapore (XZ isn available in Indonesia) .

    My question is do I get update? coz the XZ use in Indonesia and using indonesian operator

    Thanks so much

  • peltruquin

    Even UK has been released prior CE1 WTF!

  • Taquidi

    Software update arrived today – Brazil.

  • Krishan Sharma

    that comes with android 7.1 not android 7.0. Wait till july ’17, sony will start pushing android 7.1 on X series.

  • Umer Khayyam Khan

    Hello Ever since I have upgraded to 7.0 whenever I send or receive a call, the sound comes out of the main speaker and sometimes even if I chose the ear speaker, it somehow goes back to the external main one on its own and that can be very embarrassing sometimes. Is anyone else also having this issue? I am very annoyed with the latest dialer in general by the way. The one in the Marshmallow was awesome. I am looking to rollback

  • So0o

    Central european 1 got the update în Romania.

  • Melmac

    When can we expect Galileo support? Acc. to some Swedish site the Snapdragon 820 is supporting thsi new navigation system.

  • Mac

    Still nothing with Xperia Companion here in Sweden :(

  • peltruquin

    looks like after this update the playback cut off doesn’t work when receiving phone calls, music still runs at the same time as the phone call (annoying), also the phone runs hotter than before. Anyone having these issues?

  • Mustafa Sezer


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