Sony has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Sony Xperia X Performance smartphone. The update comes shortly after Sony rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship devices, the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs. The official Android 8.0 Oreo update is now being rolled out for both the single SIM (F8131) and dual-SIM (F8132) variants of the smartphone. The update also brings the latest November security patch along with some interesting features.
The Sony Xperia X Performance was originally launched last year with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and was updated to 7.0 Nougat in November the same year. According to a report by The Xperia Blog, the update carries a version number 41.3.A.0.401 and it is about 1.25GB in size. Users can go to Settings> About Phone, to check for the latest update. After the update, users get different features including Reminders that basically alert users for unfinished tasks including emails in drafts and messages. Then there are Xperia Actions, which suggest setting based on the usage and there are app shortcuts for easy access.
The latest update also brings smart text selection that contextually recognizes and suggests useful options based on a selected text. It also features autofill, which makes it easier to store fill in forms. Apart from this, users will get the goodness of Android Oreo. There is also redesigned app shortcuts which allow easy access to actions menus by long pressing the app icon. Apart from this, users will get the goodness of Android Oreo.
The smartphones will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
Sony Xperia X Performance was first showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) back in February 2016 after which it was officially launched in various regions across the globe. Unfortunately, the device never came to India and we don’t expect the company to launch it as well.
Just to sum up, Sony Xperia X Performance comes with a 5-inch FHD display. The Sony Xperia X Performance comes in dual and single SIM variants (both nano SIM slots). On the inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 200GB. For photography, the device features a 23-megapixel rear and 13-megapixel of front camera. Lastly, for the juice, there is a 2700mAh non-removable battery.