Android Pie rollout re-starts for Xperia XA2 family (50.2.A.0.352)

Android Pie rollout re-starts for Xperia XA2 family (50.2.A.0.352)



Just over a month ago, Sony Mobile commenced the Android 9 Pie rollout for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra with build number 50.2.A.0.342. It was only out in one region (Russia), but was found to brick devices. Well now the Android Pie update has resumed with new build number 50.2.A.0.352. The update comes with the March 2019 Android security patch. If you have downloaded the new update please let us know your experiences in the comments below.

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Android Pie rolls to Xperia XA2 family in Russia, but is bricking devices [50.2.A.0.342]

Android Pie rolls to Xperia XA2 family in Russia, but is bricking devices [50.2.A.0.342]



Sony Mobile quietly began to roll out Android Pie to the Xperia XA2 vary of devices not too long ago – all the family have been up to date, together with the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus – shifting the construct quantity from 50.1.A.13.123 to 50.2.A.0.342. However, surprisingly the replace solely went reside in one area (Russia), which is uncommon as Sony usually updates various key areas in the beginning, earlier than widening the discharge.

The cause for the restricted launch could also be down to various studies the place customers are experiencing ‘bricked’ devices on the software program replace. The official Sony Mobile Talk forums has various customers who’ve skilled this downside. Users are saying that on set up, the phone reboots after which shows black and white stripes. The smartphone can’t be unlocked and the display screen doesn’t reply to contact. Some customers are discovering success in restoring the phone via Xperia Companion.

Sony could have realised the issue and paused the rollout, therefore it solely showing in one area to date. We count on Sony might be releasing a patch, and globally launching the brand new Android Pie firmware for Xperia XA2 devices in due course.

Have you up to date to Android Pie on the Xperia XA2 vary? Did you expertise any points? We’d love to hear your ideas beneath.

Android Pie is rolling to the Xperia XA2 family in Russia…

… but it’s your decision to maintain off, as some devices are being bricked by the replace

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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 can be a candy shock – Sony Mobile has commenced the rollout of Android 9 Pie for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. The replace is at the moment rolling out over-the-air (OTA) throughout various areas, with a file measurement of 1,059MB. Sony has moved the construct quantity from 51.1.A.11.51 to model 52.0.A.3.27 with this replace, and it consists of the newest 1 October Android security patches too.

It’s good to see that Sony has included the brand new digital camera app with the replace, though there is no such thing as a portrait selfie mode. Sony ought to be counseled on releasing this replace so well timed, hopefully it provides confidence that other Xperia devices due to receive Android Pie will even obtain them in a well timed method. If you’ve up to date tell us what adjustments you’ve observed within the feedback under.

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Sony confirms early Android 9 Pie updates for some Xperia models

Sony confirms early Android 9 Pie updates for some Xperia models



We speculated that Sony Mobile could be releasing Android 9 Pie earlier for some models, when it unexpectedly began to roll the replace to the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact final week, forward of schedule. Well it seems that that is certainly the case.

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will get the replace from 26 October 2018. Owners of the Xperia XZ2 Premium will see the replace from 7 November. These models had been all unique anticipated to obtain Android Pie from November 2018, so it’s good to see a barely earlier launch.

For the mid-rangers, together with the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus, Sony plans to replace these from 4 March 2019. It’s good to see Sony put some particular dates on its rollout, rising the transparency on its software program plans.

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Android Pie rolling for Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 family (47.2.A.0.306)

Android Pie rolling for Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 family (47.2.A.0.306)



Sony Mobile has begun the Android 9 Pie rollout for the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact at this time. As of writing, the replace has solely seen a restricted launch when it comes to areas and mannequin variants, however it would widen within the coming days.

The replace strikes the construct quantity to 47.2.A.0.306, and arrives with the 1 October 2018 Android safety patch. Android Pie was due to be released in late October, so it’s a bit late as a consequence of bug quashing. This is why we suspect Sony didn’t push the replace with the most recent November safety patches.

The new replace is anticipated to convey Sony’s new digicam interface, Full HD 960fps slow-motion video assist and HDR video picture enhancement (X-Reality with HDR converter). Selfie digicam show flash was additionally rumoured to be supported, however we’ll want to attend to obtain the replace ourselves to seek out out. Also, simply in case you’re looking for it, Sony has not adopted Android Pie gesture navigation sadly. Hopefully, this may are available a later launch.

If you’ve up to date your handset, please share your screenshots and impressions under.

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Xperia XZ2 Premium gets Android Pie (52.0.A.3.84) – same build hits Xperia XZ3, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

Xperia XZ2 Premium gets Android Pie (52.0.A.3.84) – same build hits Xperia XZ3, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact



Sony Mobile has immediately launched the Android 9 Pie firmware replace for the Xperia XZ2 Premium with build quantity 52.0.A.3.84. This firmware replace comes with November 2018 Android safety patches, and the same build (from 52.0.A.3.27) can also be at the moment rolling to the Xperia XZ3, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.

While Sony has not adopted Android Pie gesture navigation, Xperia XZ2 Premium homeowners will get Sony’s new digicam interface. It can be fascinating to see if Sony have made any additional adjustments to the digicam, this being the company’s solely twin rear digicam in the marketplace. If you’re a Xperia XZ2 Premium proprietor and have up to date to Android Pie, please tell us your impressions beneath, significantly on the digicam.

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