Android 7.0 Nougat for Xperia phones
Sony announces its plan for Android 7.0 Nougat update Sony

Sony has just made its plan for rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat for its Xperia lineup public. The announcement comes soon after Google released the software update for its Nexus phones and tablets.

The Xperia phones that are eligible to receive the new Android version are Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, X, XA, XA Ultra and X Performance. The entire Xperia Z3 family and Z2 could not make it to the list.

This means Android Marshmallow was the major final Android upgrade for them, although they will still get usual maintenance releases from the manufacturer. The company is yet to provide details about the timeframe for the rollout. Click here to know more about when the major Android update would be released for all other devices.

Sony, in an official blog posting, said: "We've been working hard to bring this major update to as many of our devices as possible, as quickly as we can. We're really excited about the new Sony features & functionality and the improvements we've made to the user experience – and we'll be sharing more soon."

After HTC, Sony is the next original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to reveal its Android Nougat plan. Much before Google could release its Nougat software update, HTC through a Twitter post in May confirmed the update would be coming to HTC 10, One A9 and One M9.