At ongoing IFA 2017, Sony announced three smartphones and two of them, Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, will be running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. But soon after wrapping up the event, it published an official blog post revealing the list of devices which will be receiving the Android Oreo update in the future.
The official list comprises of following Sony Xperia devices:
- Xperia X
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZs
- Xperia XA1
- Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Xperia Touch
- Xperia XA1 Plus
As you can see that the device includes a bunch of smartphones belonging to different price-points with no heavy focus on premium offerings and includes most of the 2016 releases. But it still could have been better if there were a few devices from 2015, at least flagships like the Xperia Z5 family.
The exact reason for ignoring the whole 2015 released smartphones is unknown and only aforementioned Xperia devices will be receiving the taste of Oreo unless Sony changes its mind to add or remove some device later. It is highly unlikely to happen but there is always a slim chance and we will keep you updated if that happens.
Lastly, Sony has not mentioned when exactly it will start testing and releasing Android Oreo to eligible devices. But we are expecting it to get started before the end of the year for at least a couple of those devices.