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Introducing Android 7.0 Nougat

Take advantage of the fresh new features and streamlined performance of the latest Android operating system. See how we’re bringing the best of Nougat to your Xperia™.

Which device do I need?

We’re making Nougat available to Xperia™ XZ, X Compact, XA Ultra, XA, X Performance, X, Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+. Availability timings will vary depending on model and region. Find out more about your device on the Support page.

So what’s new?

Nougat’s your ticket to the latest features and functionality from both Sony and Android. Explore the software’s standout improvements below.

Multi-window support

You can now run two apps simultaneously in a new split-screen view – ideal for keeping vital information close by. And, when you’re multitasking, just double tap to switch between your two most recent apps.

Battery that knows when it’s needed

Doze is now more intelligent on the move, saving charge whenever your smartphone’s tucked away in your pocket or bag. And our STAMINA mode has three new power saving levels to choose from, automatically adjusting your settings to keep you going.

More meaningful messages

When words alone aren’t enough, let your creativity do the talking. Nougat lets you shoot and send videos, photos, audio and more directly from the Messaging app – so the perfect reply is always at your fingertips.

New camera features

Two photos of same residential street, showing capabilities of manual focus.

Manual controls

If you own Xperia XZ, X Compact, X or X Performance, you’ll fine-tune your photos like a pro with the new manual focus and shutter speed controls. It’s as easy as adjusting the sliders, and it’ll give you full creative control.

Taking 3 second self-timer selfie on Xperia XZ

Dedicated selfie timer

Across all other compatible Xperia devices, we’ve added a new self-timer button to your front camera interface. You’ll hold your smartphone more securely when reaching for the perfect angle – no fiddle, no fuss.

A smarter home

Swipe left to find your new home screen, complete with integrated Google Now access. Your Xperia will also display personalised app suggestions here based on your usage and habits.

The best apps for the best of you

All of our Android apps have been created with you in mind – helping you be more creative, have more fun, and be more organised than ever.

Can’t see your device?

To get the most from your Xperia, go to the Support page, select your device and see if you’re ready to update.