Sony Xperia X and X Compact security updates now rolling out

Sony Xperia X and X Compact security updates now rolling out
Sony Xperia X and X Compact security updates now rolling out
The patch addresses over 100 known security holes for the two major smartphones from the Japanese manufacturer with Android 7.1 still in the works.

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As reported by the official Xperia Blog, an OTA security patch (34.2.A.2.47) for both the Xperia X and X Compact smartphones is now available to download. Xperia X owners may have to wait a week or so before the usual update notification popup will appear. Alternatively, owners can manually check for updates via the Settings menu to force the update.

The security patch squashes 102 known bugs in the Xperia X and X Compact Android operating system including 31 critical ones. The last security update from Sony was in January of this year where the manufacturer addressed 93 security holes. As for the promised Android 7.1 Nougat update, however, Xperia X and X Compact owners will have to continue to wait.

Android Nougat 7.0 is already available on most high-end Xperia X and Xperia Z smartphones. The notable exceptions are the Xperia XA and XA Ultra phablet that were promised to receive the big Android upgrade before the end of Q1 2017. In fact, Sony has already launched the successors to the XA series with the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra.


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Allen Ngo, 2017-04-17 (Update: 2017-04-17)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.