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Technology The only Sony phones to get Android 10 in 2019 will be the Xperia 1 and 5

13:45  18 november  2019
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Three months after Google released Android 10 , Sony has finally announced which of its devices will receive the update, and when users can expect to see To no surprise, the company’s latest flagships — the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 — will receive the update before the rest of Sony ’s qualifying lineup.

From Xperia 1 to Xperia 5 , here is when your Sony Xperia smartphones will be getting the latest Android 10 update from Google . Owners of Sony ’s premium flagship Xperia 1 and recently announced Xperia 5 will be among the first to receive the new tech, which will be available this

We were expecting several Sony phones to see the Android 10 update by the end of 2019, but it turns out only two handsets will receive it. The rest, of which rather few will be updated at all, will have to wait until 2020.

a close up of a cell phone: Sony Xperia 5© Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Sony Xperia 5

This news comes from a Sony blog post, where the company confirmed its Android 10 timeline, including the products and rough timings for updates.

The first two phones to be eligible for Android 10 are the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, Sony's last two major smartphones, which are a flagship and a 'compact' version of the flagship respectively. These two phones will see the update sometime in December.

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Upgrades to the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, the XZ3, and the XZ2 series can be expected "early 2020 onwards." It's nice to see more devices expected to pick up Android 10 , but it's unfortunate to see some older devices hit the dust. The XZ 1 series seems to be left out in the cold after seeing just one

Sony usually announces what phones will receive a major Android OS update once Google makes Luckily, one Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo, published a list of Xperia phones that will get Android 10 As you can imagine, NTT DoCoMo's list contains only phones in its portfolio, which is why the

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After that, several other smartphones "can expect to access the upgrade early 2020 onwards", including the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus from early 2019, the Xperia XZ3 from late 2018, and the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium and XZ2 Compact from early 2018.

No Sony phones from before 2018 are eligible for the Android 10 upgrade, which rules out many devices people still use like the Xperia XZ1. So many Sony fans might find themselves stuck with Android 9 from now on.

There's no exact timing for these phones' upgrades, but it will likely be staggered depending on region and handset, judging by similar Android 10 roll outs from other companies.

A previous leak suggested the Xperia 10 devices wouldn't be eligible for Android 10, but this isn't the case apparently, so owners of these phones are lucky. Owners of older handsets might be hurt by the recent cut-off line for the update eligibility though, and some certainly are, judging by the comments section of Sony's blog.

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