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[Update: XZ2 Premium] Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact receive Android 9 Pie update

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Back in August, Sony announced that the XZ2 family, XZ1 family, and XZ Premium would be receiving their Android 9 Pie updates in November. Last month, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact received their OTAs ahead of schedule. Now, the XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact are getting theirs.

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[Update: XZ2 Premium] Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact receive Android 9 Pie update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact now receiving Android 9 Pie update

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Back in August, Sony announced that the XZ2 family, XZ1 family, and XZ Premium would be receiving their Android 9 Pie updates in November. Last month, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact received their OTAs ahead of schedule. Now, the XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact are getting theirs.

The update, which carries the build number 47.2.A.0.306, includes Sony's updated camera UI, its 1080p 960fps slow-motion recording, and HDR enhancement for videos.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact now receiving Android 9 Pie update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Project Treble could start a custom ROM revolution

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Android phone buyers have been begging Google for years to do something about the platform's typically slow updates. As of this month, Android 8.0 Oreo only has 0.3% market share among Android devices, Marshmallow (released in 2015) is still at 30%, and Lollipop (from 2014) sits at 27%. Google's latest attempt to solve this problem is 'Project Treble,' a major restructuring of Android that is part of 8.0 Oreo

I recommend reading the announcement post for all the details, but I'll briefly explain it here.

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Google's Project Treble could start a custom ROM revolution was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now $599.99 everywhere] Deal alert: Xperia XZ1 is down to $605 ($95 off) with no tax outside NY/NJ on Amazon

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Most of you may be under the impression that Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be the first phones out with Android 8.0 Oreo. But it's not those two, or even the LG V30, that can claim that honor; it's actually Sony's Xperia XZ1.

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[Update: Now $599.99 everywhere] Deal alert: Xperia XZ1 is down to $605 ($95 off) with no tax outside NY/NJ on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Xperia XZ1 is down to $605 ($95 off) with no tax outside NY/NJ on Amazon

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Most of you may be under the impression that Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be the first phones out with Android 8.0 Oreo. But it's not those two, or even the LG V30, that can claim that honor; it's actually Sony's Xperia XZ1. And now, you can grab one of these Oreo-toting phones for just a hair over $605 on Amazon through Focus Camera, with no tax charged unless you're in New York or New Jersey.

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[Deal Alert] Xperia XZ1 is down to $605 ($95 off) with no tax outside NY/NJ on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony has added the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact to its Open Devices program

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Sony has been a surprisingly developer-friendly Android phone maker, with its Open Devices program giving anyone the opportunity to build and flash custom versions of the OS firmware on its devices. A few days ago Sony published the relevant binaries for the latest AOSP version of Android 8.0 Oreo for a number of its phones, and now it's added two newer Xperia models.

The XZ1 and XZ1 Compact were launched at the end of August at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

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Sony has added the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact to its Open Devices program was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on: Sony still doing Sony

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Sony doesn't have much of a presence in the US, but it's still working hard to make appealing Android phones in other parts of the world. Case in point, the new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have been unveiled at IFA 2017. Despite looking and feeling a lot like other recent Sony handsets, there's something notable—they're launching with Android 8.0 Oreo, which is still just rolling out to Google devices. As for the rest of the phones, well, it's pretty much what you'd expect from Sony.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on: Sony still doing Sony was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Sony announces three new Xperia phones at IFA 2017, the XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and XA1 Plus

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Here at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Sony has taken the opportunity to unveil its latest flagship devices. The Xperia XZ1 and its Compact sibling are here to replace the year-old XZ and X Compact, and they offer slightly updated designs with the latest Snapdragon 835 processors, plus they'll also among the first devices to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. The mid-range 5.5" Xperia XA1 Plus was also introduced to fill the gaping hole between the 5" XA1 and 6" XA1 Ultra.

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Sony announces three new Xperia phones at IFA 2017, the XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and XA1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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