Android 11 starts to roll for Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 ahead of schedule

by XB on 15th January 2021

in Android, Firmware, Xperia 1 series, Xperia 5 series, Xperia L series

Sony has commenced the rollout for Android 11 on its 2019 flagship smartphone devices – the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Android 11 update is arriving through new firmware build version 55.2.A.0.630, and is already available across a number of regions including Russia and South East Asia. The update was due to land from February 2021 according to Sony’s initial Android 11 roadmap, so it’s great to see an early rollout.

As per usual with Sony, there is no changelog included with the rollout. What we do know is that the firmware rolls with the same December 2020 security patches compared to the prior Android 10 firmware (build number 55.1.A.12.28). From initial reports, we also know that Sony has not included the new Photography Pro app, as seen in the 2020 flagship devices. The stock camera app also uses the older interface, so no refresh here. If you’ve updated, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Other firmware updates that have also arrived recently, include the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) which saw its build number move to 58.1.A.1.178 with the addition of December 2020 security patches. The budget Xperia L3 and L4 series have also seen December 2020 security patches in their latest updates that are currently rolling. Full details of firmware numbers are in the table below.

Recent Sony Xperia firmware updates

Xperia 1 / Xperia 5
New update: 55.2.A.0.630 (Security patch: 1 December 2020)
Old update: 55.1.A.12.28 (Security patch: 1 December 2020)

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2)
New update: 58.1.A.1.178 (Security patch: 1 December 2020)
Old update: 58.1.A.0.921 (Security patch: 1 November 2020)

Xperia L4
New update: 57.0.A.2.267 (Security patch: 5 December 2020)
Old update: 57.0.A.2.258 (Security patch: 5 October 2020)

Xperia L3
New update: 54.0.A.6.66 (Security patch: 5 December 2020)
Old update: 54.0.A.6.61 (Security patch: 5 October 2020)

Thanks leoleo7 and Serdar!

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