Sony confirms Android 8.0 Oreo plans – check out which devices will receive the update

by XB on 31st August 2017

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Xperia X series, Xperia XA series, Xperia XZ series

Sony Mobile has confirmed which of its Xperia range will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Sony has confirmed that all of the 2017 Xperia X series of phones will receive the update (sorry L1 owners), along with the Xperia X, X Performance, X Compact and XZ of last year.

The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, while the Xperia XA1 Plus is also in line to receive the update. Sony has not confirmed any dates at this stage, but as soon as we hear anything further we’ll let you know.

Sony Xperia devices set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Xperia X
Xperia X Performance
Xperia XZ
Xperia X Compact
Xperia XZ Premium
Xperia XZs
Xperia XA1
Xperia XA1 Ultra
Xperia XA1 Plus
Xperia Touch
[Xperia XZ1 & Xperia XZ1 Compact will launch on Android Oreo]

Thanks Diogo and najodleglejszy!

  • Sony says goodbye to Z line… :(


    Happy to see X on the list :)

  • shumayal

    Thank you so much. I’m proud F5122 X owner dual sim

  • Mario Blanco Vílchez

    Chronicle of a death foretold…

  • Shams Hamdulay

    Sad… No oreo update for xperia z5 series…

  • Welp, it’s time to use custom rom to my Z5 ☺

  • Do you know if any of the xda are good? I don’t remember seeing one with X line features

  • Gahead

    As expected, oh well I’m aiming for the XZ1 Compact! thankfully it’s also a 2700mah battery.

  • me too.

  • Gahead

    I’m more impressed with the XZ1 Compact honestly than the XZ1, mainly because, it’s much more affordable and much powerful than any copact phones right now and it’ll sit well alongside my Z5 Compact.

  • Dennis

    Hopefully this means that my XZ premium will get a fast update to Oreo.. Hardware is similar to the XZ1 that get’s it out of the box :D..

  • Moisés

    Are XA and XAU done?

  • Naim Izzuddin

    Can’t wait to upgrade my xz

  • hansip

    Yeah me too.. and i believe it will finally beat Z3 Compact battery life due to 835 chipset. all i see is the XZ1 is unnecessary, skip ahead to XZ Premium if you want higher classed phone.

    the XA1 Plus though, is what i will take a look most. the 5.5inch with FPS and big battery = winner in my book.

  • Gahead

    Kinda silly to hear but yeah the XA1 plus sure is amazing too for a midrange, finally Sony have put that 1080p screen and fingerprint scanner in their midranger, I can now recommend my friends who like to buy midrange Sony devices, they really want the XA1 but most of them where amused by other phones with fingerprint scanner here in the Philippines, hope it’ll be a success, Xperia is selling well here in our country.

  • maleck johnson

    Damm, none of the mid-range devices not listed

  • LazAndKor

    Good news for XZP users! The XZP will get camera improvements and features from the XZ1 in Android 8.0!

  • Night Guy

    Just curious about autofocus burst thing, so each capture will provide u a full resolution photo? For example: u got 19mp resolution for each shot if u choose 19mp.

  • Lindseydbennett

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family!!!
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four
    weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it

  • demonheist

    what would be the improvements for those upgraded to Oreo? excited to update my XZs, but sad to know that I should have waited for the XZ1.

  • hansip

    where did you read such info?

  • Objectif

    Yesterday I ask on the Sony chat if there is an other upgrade for the Z5 and they said me yes. Perhaps 7.1.2.

  • LazAndKor

    I got a reply from Twitter via the Xperia News blog.

  • I’m sure there’s a LineageOS for the Z5

  • Idanox

    Time to get rid of the Sony Xperia Z5

  • raju
  • Talos the Robot

    Thanks for the good news!

  • raju

    Orea interface changed

  • Azir

    They could’ve updated Z5 to 8.0 at least since it isn’t that great of a system jump from Marshmallow to Oreo. And Z5 could certainly handle the update.

  • KarFar

    XB are you aware Sony announced 3 new phones? Where are the news?!


    And since we saw that mid-end smartphone having a fingerprint scanner, I am wondering what kept Sony’s high-end flagship from having minimal side bezels? Since the fingerprint scanner doesn’t affect the side bezel, I hope they made it to the high-end flagships, it will definitely be a beauty with those minimal side bezels.

  • vmxr


  • Don_Alduck

    Bought the Z5 thinking I’ll be happy with the software upgrade plan from Sony. I’m happy I ditched it… Sony is horrible! Though, I have to admit that I have not loved a device as much as my horrible, hot, battery drainful Xperia Z5.
    It was fast, smooth and everything was good, except the updates and the battery life. It’s too bad Sony let the Z5 become one of their worst flagships by releasing such buggy software to it.

    Hopefully Sony can sort itself out and show signs of improving not only internally but visually too (bezels and the minimally changing design each year). (I’m not a Sony fan, nor a hater – the above mentioned details are facts)

  • Sepester

    Next will be Nokia 9 when it revealed, bye bye Sony Z5

  • Android 7.1.2 only have features for Pixel phones!

  • Moisés

    XA1+ has design of XZ, not edge to edge like XA1.
    Just a bit curved glass.
    For XA1 style, FPS has to be on back

  • Sweggity

    Where is the update for my Xperia X10?

  • DBS

    It is also a 2700mAh battery.

  • 2sfhim

    So last big update for the XZ?

  • JC

    7.1.2 isn’t a real “upgrade”, it was released to fix a couple bugs.

  • Objectif

    Yes I know that.

  • Objectif

    Ah OK.

  • Kwang Zhee Choo

    In your imagination…do you really think that it has the power to run it?

  • deekbee

    “Camera improvements” – when did Sony release any meaningful camera improvements on any of their devices? A few of the updates on the Z5C claimed to improve things, but at no point did anything actually improve ….

    Still won’t be decent manual controls, it’ll still have the same awful interface (which doesn’t appear to have changed in a while).

  • NinJy

    Not sure XZP will support the new 3D scan app…

  • Taukir Ahmed

    At least z5 premium should have included.

  • Attila Golik

    Same hardvare, why not?

  • Ahahah I’m still waiting too! :D

  • Moisés
  • LazAndKor

    The 3d scan is a software, the hardware requirement could be the Sd835 and the motion eye. The XZP, XZ1 and XZ1c are just like the Z5 Premium, Z5 and z5c.
    The thing next to the XZ1 NFC is just the extra area for the NFC, not a new sensor.

  • what are the features of X line?

  • I am going with Nokia 8, just waiting to come in my country Bosnia.

  • Nexus 6P with the similar hardware got official update to Oreo.

    Z5 could get it too, but probably Sony stick with 2 years support, thats why we don´t get Oreo, or 2 major updates.

  • Sepester

    Hope soon, here it came from monday (Finland)

  • bububu

    Damn my Z5 Compact not getting the update.. Hope a new Xperia Compact phone comes soon! :)

  • Luis

    Please fix the damn camera app. Video taking, phone heats up and app just closes, video lost. Or justgive me the google camera

  • Smart stamina, lockcreen, smart cleaner, smart charging, camera algorithm, manual controls on camera, and so on

  • mountain

    Wow, Sony is releasing XZ1 in next week with Oreo! So it might be a matter of weeks before they bring 8.0 to XZP!

  • Probably, I’m gonna cry :(

  • Noble Akan

    Where is z line..?
    I’m Z5 user..
    Want to upcoming oreo update..

  • It’s 23 months into it’s support. They really should have made the effort to release one final “big” update ..

  • Karim

    Cool so when can we expect the updates

  • NinJy

    Ho Nice then.
    Sony is doing 0 communication about XZP futur support so I was supposing they will not make it available appart of XZ1. (considering XZP = oldgen marketing wise)

  • hansip

    probably not worth the development time. remember though that it was started from 5.1.1 continue to 6 and then 7. Each initial revision had some fair issue in it. To make final Oreo, it might need 2-3 release before things get stabilized. and that would take 6 more months.

  • razorg

    I only want once in a two months Security Patches for another 6-8 months more for my Z5C…

  • FYLegend21

    They would want to keep some features exclusive to new devices!

  • FYLegend21

    can’t be bothered. The fact the camera shutter lag is still there since launch shows me they are incompetent with updating it. Sucks even more Xperia X series FINALLY fixed shutter lag.

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    It’s hard to port that kind of features to AOSP-based ROMs

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    Custom Roms…

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    actualy, as it has the “same” hardware, it may be possible to flash XZ1 system over XZP! It should work and if something doesn’t wouldn’t be that hard to fix (as I know)

  • Yes, but i don´t a AOSP based rom… I want a ROM based on Xperia rom

  • Not all of the features. Burst mode won´t be available according to camera review i saw on YouTube

  • 4K is now integrated in camera interface, and the same goes to ISO settings on manual mode, and other improvements.

  • Stergios Papoutsoglou

    According to Sony’s PR team it will support it

  • Stephen

    “as soon as we hear anything we’ll let you know”.

  • James Gaston (Raitwo)

    Oh sorry, I got it. I was thinking about Oreo Roms, that probably won’t be possible to port… When I used a Z3 there where MM Roms with X line features…

  • G-UNIT_(Z)

    SP 4.4 Kitkat?

  • azzido

    Z5 is dead before 2 years?

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    Burst mode on current smartphones (not just from Sony, from other OEMs too) “lock” the focus when taking the first picture of the burst sequence and use that same focus on all subsequent shots of the sequence, so, if an object moves closer or far from where it initially were when the burst sequence started, it would look blurred because the focus would still be locked on the position obtained on the first shot.

    From what I understood, this new autofocus burst feature has the ability to refocus between every shot of the burst sequence thanks to the stacked RAM module the IMX400 sensor has, so all of the pictures from the burst session looks sharp even if the objects on the scene moves during the capture…

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    Well, Z5 was announced on September 2015 and released on October, that’s 23 months, and at the time Sony starts rolling out the Oreo update to the confirmed devices it would be even older than that. Considering that the last update for the Z5 (Nougat 7.1.1 with June security patches) got released roughly one month ago and that the recommendation from Google is supporting a device for at least 18 months, Sony still did a better job than most OEMs on that regard, as many flagships from 2015 are still running Nougat 7.0 or even older versions…

  • Karim


  • Night Guy

    So basically its like sony mirrorless camera but with less effective.

  • James

    Hi sony Mobile,

    Why stop the system upgrade to android O on xperia Z5 line, because some of the mobile brands updating their old flagships i think some of them are the batchmates of Z5 in the market.. Like in samsung The S5.. Fyi, Here in the philippines Sony is known of their long support on update for our units.. Now, if the update will stop on Z5 and other brand has an update on their past flagships many of your customers here in the philippines will be disappointed.. Thanks,

  • Dennis

    Let’s hope for a late september/ early octobre release for the XZP ;)

  • Raajputro

    Sony did a great job last year by updating the OS for almost all the handset even the z3+/z4. thought sony gonna give Apple like service. But disappointed, as sony does not have bloatware like other companies, they should put more effort on after sale service. Anyway hope sony will learn from past

  • Лъчезар Спасов

    I am so disappointed with my Z5 compact… I bought it because of the long term support and at the end I ended up with hot potato device out of the update table, which I can’t use more than 10 minutes…
    Shame on you Sony… Next time no Sony for sure!

  • Manav Hathiwala

    plz sony
    plz sony android 8.0 for xperia xa ultra

  • Actman

    So now you’re jumping on conclusion that Samsung would stop updating Note 5 and S6 Edge to 7.1.1? Which site that regulates your assertions? How about Nexus 5X? Maybe you should check which security patch was running on Note 5 compare to Z5 too!

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    I’m not jumping to any conclusion, I’m strictly basing on the actual situation of flagships from 2015. Note 5 and S6 Edge are still on Nougat 7.0 currently and there’s no word about whether they’ll get Oreo update or not (although most Samsung oriented websites are speculating they won’t get Oreo). Compared to Z5/Z3+, which are Sony flagships from 2015 (and that won’t be receiving Oreo), they’re still on an slightly older Android version currently.

    By the way, I’m not considering any of the Nexus and Pixel devices because they’re from Google and they obviously are and always will be the first ones to get new Android versions and at that point it’s known that Google always support their devices way beyond its own 18 months recommendation to other OEMs.

  • Cinar

    No update for Z5? I have lost faith in Sony…

  • Yali AA

    still almost 2 years old…

  • azzido

    iPhones are getting updates for 5 years, no matter after 2 years they receive less features, but the core changes are there.

  • babylonbwoy

    Finally Z5 owners never had a chance to get a bug free ROM,
    something comfy to use everyday.
    Tired of this shit.

  • babylonbwoy

    Interesting alternative with a (old) new player in the game.

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    And so? Apple has full control of the hardware/software of their devices, it’s way easier to them to ship a new iOS version, especially when you can count the number of iPhones still receiving updates with the fingers of your hand.

    Also, both OSes practice planned obsolescence, just in different ways. Apple may support their devices with OS updates for 5 years in general but on the other hand their older devices starts becoming progressively slower after one or two major updates. Coincidence? I don’t think so, but they’re providing updates anyway, so people praise them.

    Android OEMs vary a lot, but on Sony case, they support at least the flagships for 2 years, people scream “poor support” but forget that they at least ensure the performance you get on the later updates remains the same or even better than the performance you had on the OS version which shipped when the device was released…

  • azzido

    5 years vs “up to” 2 years is still 5 years. It is not always 24 months, usually it is less, for example Z5 launched in October 2015 which means device should receive every update available till October 2017 and Android 8.0 was already released before this date.

    Somehow, sorry decided to ditch Z5 users and they will not receive this update no matter it was released in 2 years timing. Sorry can always say it will take them 6 months or 10 years to release it but it is not about how long sorry will bullshit you with the timing, it is about whether Google made this update available for the oems or not, and they did.

    Due to above Z5 users and especially Z5 Premium that paid more can feel dicked by sorry now… That’s the fact.

  • azzido

    It is not about when sorry will release it but about whether it was availablae and released by Google or not, is such a case starting from October 2015 Z5 was supported about 18 months max, and where the hell is 7.1.2 that was available earlier than Android O?

    Z5 users abandoned too early. During 2 years lifecycle there was Android 8.0 and definitely 7.1.2 available and Z5 series will not get it.

    Android 7.1.1 was available since December 2016 which means in fact Z5 series received updates for 1 year and 2 months only which is way below minimum 18 months life cycle upgrade. If I still own z5 device definitely I would take a lawyer and go to court…

    So keep dreaming about 2 years support…

  • Mateus B. Cassiano

    If you look at the changelog from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2 you would see it has only small bugfixes related to Pixel-only features, so unless you have a Google Pixel you wouldn’t get anything new or better other than a higher Android version number on the screen when compared to 7.1.1.

    And if we go by your logic that the date Google releases a new Android version to the public is what we should consider as in or out of the support window, Z3+/Z5 still wouldn’t get Oreo since it was released just recently, thus already out of the 18 months recommendation from Google. Even then, Z3+/Z5 are on June 2017 security patch, not the most recent but still above the suggested 18 months support window.

    And if you’re so annoyed with the support Sony provided, what other Android OEM would you go to? Despite some small brands like Oppo, most (if not all) of them provide a way worse support window…

  • Smarty79

    I would not count the update to 7.1.1 as its only purpose is to make the user buy a new handset :-( And 6.0 was already available when the Z5c was released with 5.x.

  • Smarty79

    Yeah! And better security updates for Android 6 than this crappy version of android 7 IMHO.

  • Smarty79

    They are on an older version but they do have at least security patches from August 2017. That matters more IMHO.

  • azzido

    I am cobsidering iPhone 8 with 5 years of software support from Apple (no matter after few years you are not getting all new features bus core ones, it is still 5 years), Note 8 due to huge and great screen, 6gigs of ram, better camera, s-pen and V30 due to camera.

    Sorry, I will never ever buy any chinese brand like oppo or other ximi, hujawei poor brands. Just because it is chinese and for me chinese is synonim to crap…

  • Gesh Grant

    Dude, read the post, it was just announced XZ1 compact with SD835 >_<''

  • Sasha Arustamyan

    May be need to write a petition demanding to update the z5 series to android 8.0?

  • razorg

    That would be so unrealistic I’m afraid, and with 99.999% chance it’ll result in vain. What we have to ask from Sony is once-in-a-2-months security patches, and Xperia Home launcher updates until September ’18, where the 3-year cycle will end.

  • kurakuradisco

    they solve the legal issue things?

  • Cinar

    No update for Z5 ?? I am very dissapointed. Noughat has so many bugs and we want them to be fixed.

    Sony should consider customer feedbacks

  • Cinar

    but How can we communicate with official Sony experts?

  • Борис Михаилов

    Is there any info if project Treble will be supported on the old devices? Cause, according to Google, only the devices that come out with Oreo are obligated to have it on by default, the older ones, is up to the OEM if they want to include it.

  • Yousaf

    What about Xperia L1??
    It has to be in the list, it is new phone from Sony

  • (C):stem

    Do you even know what “sarcasm” is?

  • Finally I will be able to enjoy Android O features on my XZ Premium :D

  • AlfredOteiza

    I want my Sony Xperia Z5 to upgrade to Android Another, please !!!

  • Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Hamed

    What about Z5???
    Why Sony doesn’t update it to Android 8?
    Really Sony has a strange strategy.
    My next mobile will not be Sony at all.

  • Francisco Ríos

    I will use custom rom to do what Sony should do. This is my last any kind Sony device.

    Go hell and bite me Sony!!!

  • narrismo

    Screw that, I’m rooting mine to put it to Oreo

  • narrismo

    “Almost” is not “almost good enough” for a flagship device.

  • Bastian Inuk Christensen

    That sounds truly sexy!

  • Bastian Inuk Christensen

    I’m just excited to get Oreo to my Xperia X10 Mini Pro!

  • Bastian Inuk Christensen

    Maybe it’s a hardware thing?

  • Samuel Sempala

    Narrismo, did you register success with the Oreo installation? I would love to do that to mine too with whatever installation instructions worked for you.

  • Samuel Sempala

    Lots of folks referring to custom ROMs, but none actually pointing to one that they have used! Do they exist right now?

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