Sony appears to have pulled Android Nougat firmware for Xperia Z5 users [Update]

by XB on 20th January 2017

in Android, Featured Content, Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z3 series, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series, Xperia Z5 series

Sony Mobile appears to have pulled the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update for the Xperia Z5 family. The Nougat update, in the form of build number 32.3.A.0.372, started to roll earlier in the week, but is now nowhere to be found on Sony’s servers. We have received various reports of the update disappearing for people, where it was previously available.

The Nougat update has been pulled for all variants of the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet. We’re not sure, whether this is a temporary blip, or whether Sony has found some fundamental issues that it plans to fix in a revised future update. We have reached out to Sony and let you know if we hear anything back. If you have had problems with this latest update, please let us know in the comments below.

Update: We have received confirmation that the Nougat update has indeed been pulled temporarily. Please find a statement from Sony below:

“We were made aware of reports from some users experiencing inconsistencies related to audio playback via third-party apps and SD card encrypted data read performance, after upgrading to Android 7.0, Nougat. We’ve identified the root cause and are aiming to provide corrective firmware and re-commence the rollout as soon as possible.”

Thanks Aman, Furkan, Mrninko and Simon!

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