Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are updated to Android 10 by Sony
If you’re one of the fortunate owners of an Xperia 1 or an Xperia 5, you may have observed that Google’s Android 10 is now accessible on your device.
Back in September this year, Google publicly rolled out a stable build of Android 10. Since then, numerous manufacturers have rolled out stable Android 10 builds for their gadgets. Though Sony might not have been the wildest to jump on the bandwagon, the organization did promise the users about Android 10 builds for 8 Xperia smartphones last month. According to the schedule, the company was likely to issue Android 10 builds for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 this month. The company by keeping in mind its promise has now initiated rolling out the update for the two devices.
The upgrade is now available live in different countries and will continue to roll out to further devices*. The flagship Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 smartphones are among the first to take this new technology, but rumors have spread that owners of other devices are also going to update their devices soon.
Sony has made a tremendous move by starting the Android 10 rollout for its phones. Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are the latest flagships that got it first out of the 8 phones on the list. Users of Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are confirming all over the world that they have received the notification for the update.
The software has a build number 55.1.A.0.748 and it contains the November 1 security patch (earlier the phones were operating the October patch). On the other hand, the jump to Android 10 brings with it Dark mode and the new gesture navigation, plus an improved overview of apps that are chasing your location.
Anyhow, the update weighs in at 725MB and will be accessible for download around the globe. It’s still a dramatic rollout, however, starting in the US and Europe, and may proceed in a few days until the users get the OTA update notification.
It is to be noted that some users are reporting problems with call and data connectivity post updates, so it is better for you to wait for a new build to be issued (the user can’t roll back to Android 9). There is also appears to be a problem with accessing the Rrecent apps screen if you’re using a custom launcher.
The six other qualified Xperias will have to wait till early next year for the OS upgrade.