Just as mentioned a few weeks ago, Sony has started the rollout of Android 10 for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 handsets. The updates are arriving on both handsets with the version number 55.1.A.0.748. It is worth pointing out that Sony will also send out the update to devices like the Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus, Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, and the Xperia XZ3 subsequently. Sony has mentioned a tentative “early 2020” timeline for the next updates, so device owners can expect to see updates by the end of March or April 2020.
This update for the Xperia 1 and the Xperia 5 comes with the November security patch as well. Strangely, Google and Samsung have sent out updates to their devices with the December security version, so it’s odd that Sony went with the older security patch. But we expect Sony to update to the latest version with subsequent firmware updates.
The update should be hitting your devices automatically, but if it doesn’t, be sure to head over to the Settings in order to pull it manually. The Xperia 1 is the company’s flagship handset launched in June this year. It packs the octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC and a massive 6.5-inch 3840 x 1644 resolution OLED display with support for HDR BT.2020.
It also has a triple camera layout on the back and the company’s iconic side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone supports 18W fast charging with its 3,330 mAh battery, so the handset is well rounded in terms of hardware features. The phone can be purchased unlocked and off contract for around $850 via multiple online retailers in the U.S.
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Via: Android Central