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The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact receive Android Pie but there are a few features missing

The Xperia XZ2. (Source: CNET)
The Xperia XZ2. (Source: CNET)
Sony, a few days ago, made good on its promise to send out the Android Pie update to its devices by October. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact kicked off the Pie rollout, although users have claimed that a few major features are yet to be implemented.

Android Pie was released a tad over two months ago but has failed to make its way to any significant number of devices so far. Before now, the only devices to have received stable Pie builds included the OnePlus 6, Nokia 7 Plus, Pixels, and Essential PH-1. Thankfully, Sony has joined that list, as the company has finally sent out the Pie update to its XZ2 and XZ2 Compact flagships.

The update came as a 1.045 GB update with the version 52.0.A.3.27 number. That’s a smaller download than one would expect of an OS update but bigger isn’t always better. In this case, though, the smaller file size alluded to a few missing features. Users who updated their devices have confirmed that the update doesn’t come with a number of Pie-specific features including gesture controls and the new recent apps screen.

That said, the update still manages to offer a few major changes, most notable being the new camera app. Of course, it also offers all the Pie-specific system changes, and doubles up as the October security patch.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-10-14 (Update: 2018-10-14)