Fail: Sony stops Android 10 rollout for the Xperia XZ2 & XZ3 because of multiple bugs
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Sony angered fans when it announced the official update plan for its Xperia smartphones in November, with the company dropping support for the XZ1 series. It has been able to meet its schedule though, unlike some OEMs. Android 10 should bring some long-awaited features to Xperia handsets like a system-wide dark mode, improved notification management and an improved power-saving mode, among other changes. Unfortunately, the OS upgrade seems to have introduced a lot of bugs, especially for the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ3.
Reports of crippling bugs have been piling up on Reddit and the official Sony Xperia Support Forum since the rollout began. According to multiple reports, people have been experiencing fingerprint sensors slowing down, non-functional "Google System Update" apps appearing on the home screen, Google Play Store crashes, Android Auto connection issues and non-functional camera apps. There have been general performance and battery issues, too.
While people have ventured workarounds for some of these problems, including resetting afflicted devices and restoring them from a backup, Sony has been unable to offer anything conclusive. Worse still, Wccftech now reports that the company has stopped rolling out the update indefinitely so that it can address the various problems listed above. The sheer volume makes us wonder how the Android 10 update passed through Sony's quality control team, at any rate.