Sony may be a niche player in the mobile market, however, this hasn’t stopped the company from providing quick software updates to the users of their devices. The Sony Xperia XZ3 was one of the first devices to release with Android 9.0 Pie on- board. Now, reportedly the Japanese smartphone maker has started rolling out the update for the Xperia XZ2 Premium.
The Android 9.0 Pie based update for the Xperia XZ2 Premium carries the build number 52.0.A.3.84 and along with providing the latest and greatest dessert iteration from Mountain View, bumps up the device’s Security Patch to the November 2018 level.
The update for the devices comes weeks after Sony rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie for the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact. The update for the XZ2 Premium is 210 MB in size and requires a stable WiFi connection for download.
Android 9.0 Pie comes with tons of improvements from Google’s end like incorporating Google’s state of the art Machine Learning algorithms into easing some tasks. Like the inclusion of suggestive actions, Adaptive Battery, prioritizing battery for specific apps based on their use, Adaptive Brightness, and inbuilt support for gesture-based navigation.
Sony has however for some reason, which the company has not disclosed so far, decided not to include the gesture-based navigation for the Xperia XZ2 Premium. It may be that the company may have run into some issue and decided to postpone it to some further date in the future.
With the Android 9.0 Pie, Sony is making significant changes to their camera app also, like the improvement in the quality of images output by HDR, a new more intuitive camera interface. The XZ2 may include some more significant improvements given that it is the only handset from the Japanese smartphone maker to sport a dual camera set up at the back.