If you’re the proud owner of a Sony Xperia phone and wondering if the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 10, will reach your handset, you’ve come to the right place.
Android 10 is a big deal. It was released on September 3 and introduces a few new features and changes to Android, but Pixel handsets aside, it’s yet to make its way to that many smartphones. So how long will it take to reach Sony’s Xperia devices?
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Which Sony Xperia phones will get Android 10?
The Sony Xperia XZ3 was one of a handful of devices that Google involved in the Android 10 beta programme, so it’s no surprise that it’s in line for the Android 10 update.
The full list of Sony Xperia handsets that are on course for the latest version of Android is as follows:
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia 5
- Sony Xperia 10
- Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
When will Sony Xperia phones get Android 10?
The Android 10 update started rolling out to Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 handsets in mid-December, and Sony has said that owners of the other handsets on the list above “can expect to access the upgrade from early 2020 onwards”.
As of January 6, some users are reporting that Android 10 has now started rolling out to the Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Premium. If you own one of these handsets, but haven’t yet received the update, don’t worry.
As Sony notes: “Software rollouts are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.”
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What will Android 10 bring to Sony Xperia phones?
Some of the biggest new features in Android 10 are a system-wide dark mode, gesture navigation, new privacy tools and Focus Mode, will let you temporarily silence apps that you don’t want to be disturbed by.
There’s a huge amount on board − and you can read about them all in more depth in our Android 10 review.