Sony Releases Android 9 For Xperia Xz Premium, Xz1, And Xz1 Compact

Sony Releases Android 9 For Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, And XZ1 Compact

Sony is one of the few Android manufacturers that have already released the Android 9 Pie update for a few of their compatible handsets. The list of Sony smartphones that have received Pie is now expanding as the company has released Android 9 for three additional models. The Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact have all received the Pie update.

Sony had announced earlier this year in August that it would release Android 9 Pie for the Xperia XZ1 and XZ2 series as well as the Xperia XZ Premium in November. Sony then released the update for the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact ahead of schedule last month. It’s now rolling out the much-awaited update for the XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact.

Sony Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Android Pie Update Rolling Out

Sony Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact Android Pie Update Rolling Out

Sony is joining the list of manufacturers who have released Android 9.0 Pie for their devices. The list isn’t too long right now. Sony does have a good track record of releasing major updates for some of its devices fairly quickly. It’s keeping that up with the Android Pie update for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. These are the first Sony phones to get Pie.

Android Pie Rolling For Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact (52.0.a.3.27)

Android Pie rolling for Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact (52.0.A.3.27)

Well this is a sweet surprise – Sony Mobile has commenced the rollout of Android 9 Pie for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The update is currently rolling out over-the-air (OTA) across a number of regions, with a file size of 1,059MB. Sony has moved the build number from 51.1.A.11.51 to version 52.0.A.3.27 with this update, and it includes the latest 1 October Android security patches too.

Xperia Xz1, Xz Premium And Xz1 Compact Get September 2018 Security Patches (47.1.a.16.20)

Xperia XZ1, XZ Premium and XZ1 Compact get September 2018 security patches (47.1.A.16.20)

Sony Mobile is now pushing the latest firmware update for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 family, moving the build number from 47.1.A.12.270 to version 47.1.A.16.20. This latest update includes the 1 September 2018 Android security patches. So no Android Pie just yet, but it has been caught testing on the Xperia XZ Premium, so hopefully Sony will meet its November deadline.

Sony Dsc-hx99, Dsc-hx95 Compact Travel Cameras Announced

Sony DSC-HX99, DSC-HX95 Compact Travel Cameras Announced

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Compact cameras used to be seen as cheap and more portable alternatives to DSLRs back in the day, at least before mirrorless cameras acted as a happy middle between portability and performance. However thanks to technology, several companies are pushing the boundaries on what we can expect from a compact camera.

Fujifilm Xf10 Compact Digital Camera Announced

Fujifilm XF10 Compact Digital Camera Announced

When it comes to compact cameras from Fujifilm, the company is probably best known for the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras, in which there have been four iterations to date. However for a compact, it is priced at a premium which some might argue is worth the money, but regardless its premium pricing does put it out of reach for certain customers.

However if you're after a Fujifilm compact that won't cost an arm and a leg, not to worry as the company has since unveiled a new digital compact in the form of the Fujifilm XF10. This is a compact with a fixed-lens, meaning that unlike certain compacts that offer a lens that can zoom in and out, the XF10 will come with a fixed 18.5mm f/2.8 lens. The fact that it's fixed might seem restrictive for some users, but given the success and popularity of the X100 series, we reckon there's probably a market for fixed lens compacts.

Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Get July 2018 Security Patches (51.1.a.4.265)

Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact get July 2018 security patches (51.1.A.4.265)

Sony Mobile is currently rolling out a new firmware update for its flagship Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact devices. The new firmware moves the build from 51.1.A.4.225 to version number 51.1.A.4.265, which includes the July 2018 Android security patches. If you have updated to the latest version, let us know if you've noticed any other changes in the comments below.