Official Sony Android 10 update roadmap confirms that the Xperia XZ1 phones have now been abandoned
A few weeks ago, we published a piece on a semi-official Android 10 update roadmap released by Japanese carrier DoCoMo. In that release, the Xperia XZ1 phones were, for some reason, missing, and we hoped that the absence of the phones wouldn't be a global thing. We hoped wrong.
Sony has now released its official Android 10 update roadmap and, well, the Xperia XZ1 phones are also missing on it. It's safe to say that they will not be getting the update to Android 10, which means they've now reached the end of their lifespans.
Going by the press release, Sony will send out the Android 10 update to its current-gen flagships, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, in December. It's current mid-range phones, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, will get the update in early 2020, alongside older devices like the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, and XZ3. As for owners of the XZ1 line, well, they're out of luck.
The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact were released in August 2017, and ran Android Oreo out of the box. They've received just one major OS update since then—Android Pie—and that will be the end of the road for the phones.
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were phones launched in the same period and also ran on Oreo. They will be receiving the Android 10 update. It's a sad day when one realizes that Huawei now offers better software support than Sony.
For shame, Sony. For shame.