Sony Xperia X and X Compact security updates now rolling out
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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.