Android 11 starts to roll for Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 ahead of schedule

Sony has commenced the rollout for Android 11 on its 2019 flagship smartphone devices – the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Android 11 update is arriving through new firmware build version 55.2.A.0.630, and is already available across a number of regions including Russia and South East Asia. The update was due to land from […]

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Xperia 5 II gets December 2020 security patches + Xperia 1/5 too

Sony is now rolling out December 2020 security patches to a number of its premium models including the Xperia 5 II, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The Xperia 5 II is seeing an update mainly to version 58.0.A.28.51, although there is another build version (58.0.A.28.60) that has been released in Asia. Both have December 2020 […]

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Sony confirms Android 11 Xperia rollout timeline

Sony has confirmed that its Android 11 firmware rollout will start from December 2020. The first phone to get the update will be the Xperia 1 II, this year’s current flagship. Sony has also confirmed that the Xperia 1 II will be updated at the same time to support slow motion video recordings in 4K […]

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Xperia 1 II, Xperia 10 II and Xperia 1/5 get October 2020 security patches

Sony has released new firmware for a number of devices which adds the October 2020 Android security patches. The 2020 handsets that have been updated include the Xperia 1 II through build number 58.0.A.3.194 and the Xperia 10 II with build number 59.0.A.8.33. There does not appear to be any other big changes to these […]

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August 2020 security patches roll for Xperia 1/5 and others including XZ2/XZ3 family

Sony has released new firmware updates for a number of handsets that brings August 2020 Android security patches with them. Updated models include the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 with build number 55.1.A.9.75. In addition, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 range has been updated to build number 52.1.A.3.74, which have moved from July 2020 to […]

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July 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, 10 II and XZ2/XZ3 series

Sony has been rolling out a number of firmware updates over the last week, which has moved the Android security patches to July 2020 for various handsets. The Xperia smartphones that have been updated with the July 2020 patches include the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 with build number 55.1.A.9.52. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 […]

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June 2020 security patches arrive for Xperia 1, 5, XZ3 and 10 series

Sony started to roll June 2020 Android security patches for a variety of recent devices earlier today. Last year’s flagship devices, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are seeing firmware update 55.1.A.9.21 release across a couple of regions so far (Russia, SEA), but availability should widen in the coming days. Last year’s mid-range Xperia 10 […]

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Xperia 1/5 and XZ2/XZ3 devices get May 2020 security patches

Sony is rolling out the May 2020 Android security patches for its recent flagship devices. The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 sees new firmware build 55.1.A.8.1, while the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 family sees firmware build 52.1.A.2.1. There does not seem to be any other changes, and as usual Sony hasn’t provided any changelog. We […]

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April 2020 security patches hit the Xperia 1/5 and XZ2/XZ3 families

Sony is rolling new firmware updates which add the 1 April 2020 Google Android security patches to a variety of devices. The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships get new build number 55.1.A.3.149, while the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium and XZ3 get build number 52.1.A.0.672. Frustratingly, Sony continue to omit any kind of […]

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Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 get March 2020 security patch firmware updates

Sony is updating its two current flagships with a new firmware update that adds the 1 March 2020 Android security patches. The Sony Xperia 1 moves from build number 55.1.A.3.49 to version 55.1.A.3.107. The Xperia 5 normally gets the same build number, but for this month, the latest update is rolling with version number 55.1.A.3.112. […]

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Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 get January 2020 security patches

Sony is rolling out 1 January 2020 Android security patches to the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 smartphones. Both phones have received new firmware that moves the build number from 55.1.A.0.748 to version 55.1.A.3.49. Sony does not include any changelogs, which remains a frustration, but there do not look like there are any other changes. […]

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Android 10 hits the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 (55.1.A.0.748)

The Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships have a nice surprise, with Android 10 rolling out to both models today. The new update arrives through build number 55.1.A.0.748, but strangely only comes with the November 2019 Android security patches, rather than December 2019. It’s perhaps a minor niggle, and one that owners of both […]

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Sony Mobile confirms Android 10 Xperia roadmap

Sony Mobile has today officially confirmed the Xperia smartphones to receive Android 10. First up are the latest flagships, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, which will receive Android 10 from December 2019. Other Sony Xperia models to get Android 10 include the Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 series, as well as the Xperia 10 and […]

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Xperia XZ2/XZ3 family gets November 2019 security patches; Xperia 1 with October patches

Sony Mobile has updated a few handsets in recent weeks. First off, the current flagship, the Xperia 1, has seen its firmware update move to build number 55.0.A.10.26. This update brings the October 2019 Android security patches, although it’s surprising why we haven’t seen an update with the November patches – maybe Sony is contemplating […]

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