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Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Sony Xperia X Performance Now Live

30 November 2016, 2:21 am EST By Carl Velasco Tech Times
Sony has officially begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to owners of the Xperia X Performance following a beta program held early November. The software update brings Nougat-exclusive features and Sony-specific improvements to the device.  ( Sony Mobile )

In the beginning of November, Sony began pushing out Android 7.0 Nougat to select Xperia X Performance owners enrolled in Sony's beta program. Now, the company has officially started rolling out the newest Nougat build to Xpera X Performance devices via an OTA update, bringing up the smartphone's firmware build number to 39.2.A.0.327.

Android Nougat For Xperia X Performance Now Live

The Nougat update brings to Xperia X Performance a host of features such as support for split-screen for apps, improved sensitivity of the Xperia X Performance's touch screen, additional options in the device's camera, a bug fix for the device's accelerometer and an improved Stamina mode for power saving.

The Nougat update will also roll out to Xperia X Performance Dual devices apart from the Xperia X Performance. The update will only roll out in select regions such as Australia, Latin America and Russia for the time being, according to PhoneArena, though it's a fair assumption that the update will bleed over to additional countries shortly after.

The Xperia X Performance and Xperia X Performance Dual are the first Sony smartphones to officially receive Nougat. Other companies such as Samsung and a number of others are lagging behind in terms of official Android Nougat support for its flagships.

What About Other Xperia X Devices?

Sony Xperia smartphones next in line to receive an official Nougat update are Xperia X Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. Some of these smartphones, however, aren't likely to receive the update before 2016 closes, according to PhoneArena.

Sony Xperia X Performance Specs

The Xperia X Performance was released in June this year as part of Sony's Xperia X series. The handset rocks a 5-inch Full HD display with 441 ppi. Under the hood is a quad-core 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and an Adreno 530 chip for graphics.

The single SIM variant comes with 32 GB of internal storage with 3 GB of RAM, while the dual SIM variant comes with 64 GB of internal storage and the same amount of RAM as its single SIM counterpart. Both variants' storage is expandable up to 256 GB.

On the back is a 23-megapixel shooter that can record up to 1080p video at 60 fps. On the front is a 13-megapixel shooter also capable of recording 1080p video. The device also features a fingerprint scanner and a 2,700 mAh battery that can charge up to 60 percent in half an hour using Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

For owners of the Xperia X Performance, has the official Android Nougat update arrived on your device yet? Feel free to share your experience with the new software update in the comments section below!

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