We can guess the Software updates schedule based on the release date of mobiles. Most of the Android mobiles will always get two major upgrades after-sales and three-year security patch updates. It will be suitable for Flagship mobiles. But when it is coming to mid-range mobiles, The mobile manufacturers are the one who decides the mobiles are getting major Android OS or stick with the regular security patch. That’s why the official confirmation from the manufacturers is important. Recently Sony officially confirmed Android 11 getting Xperia mobiles list. Yes, Most of the recent mobiles and some flagship mobiles from the previous year are included in the list.
Google officially released the stable Android 11 version earlier this September, but the other mobile manufacturers roll out to end users is pretty slow. Only the Vivo V20 and OnePlus 8T are the first to get the Android 11 updates. Today Sony announced the road map to the gradual update of its phone to Android 11, and Xperia 1 II will be the first from five selected phones getting the Android 11 in December 2020.
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Roadmap to Sony Xperia Android 11 Update
It is noticeable that the number of phones launched by Sony is decreasing every year. This year Sony launched only four models that are far low than its previous year’s launch. You may think, Sony is then free to update all of its phones to Android 11. But this is not the real case. Instead, Sony is only updating five models to Android 11, whereas the number of total models launched from 2019 till date is only 9. It shows the 50% completion rate, whereas Sony promises three version updates to its new phones. That isn’t very pleasant for some Sony mobile owners. There are some reasons for manufacturers not doing regular patch updates.
Anyhow, Xperia 1 II will get the Android 11 updates not later than this December. In its blog, Sony mentioned that this update would enable the Xperia 1 II to record 4K video in slow motion with 120 frames per second. The other two models will get the update in January, and the last two will be updated in February 2021. Sony didn’t mention the exact dates for the update; instead, it announced the rough schedule. Hopefully, Sony won’t hit any delay in this schedule.
List of Selected Mobiles for Android 11 Update
Here is the list of Sony mobiles selected for the Android 11 update
- Xperia 1 II (not later than December 2020)
- Xperia 5 II (starting from January 2021 last week)
- Sony Xperia 10 II (starting from January 2021 last week)
- Xperia 1 (starting from February 2021 last week)
- Xperia 5 (starting from February 2021 last week)
You might have noticed that Sony selected only one mid-range phone for the update and the rest of the selected phones are all flagship mobiles. It happens with Mid-range phones everywhere. Before making every update, you should follow some steps.
What About Other Sony Phones?
Sony didn’t mention any other model for this update, but it doesn’t mean that other models are out of the loop. Hopefully, Sony will take the Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus. L3 and L4 in the loop later in 2021 as it is updating the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 that was launched in 2019.
Every mobile manufacturer like Nokia and other companies always clear about their software update roadmap. But Sony Xperia always reduces the update support mobiles list year by year. There are many things that vendors have to line up for a new version update, and it takes time. But still, Sony is better than other vendors for releasing system updates to its users. However, it is not as quick and generous as its rival Samsung. Do you have any Sony model that do not fall on this list? How do you feel standing out from this list? Do tell us your views in the comments.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.