Android P is coming to Sony Xperia XZ2, XA2, XZ1, XZ Premium

Sony also shared why it takes so long to get Android updates.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

The Xperia XZ lines will be Sony's first phones to get Android Pie.

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Android 9 Pie is coming soon(ish) to a handful of Sony phones.

The company announced that the following phones will get Android Pie in November:

Sony also added that these phones will get Android Pie in early 2019:

You may be thinking "hey, how come I have to wait until November/early 2019 to get Android Pie when Google's Pixel phones have it now?" Well, Sony has an answer.

Sony released a fun little infographic about the work Sony does in order to get Google's Android updates ready for Sony's phones. This includes getting the new Android software onto Sony's system, updating graphics and UI, making sure key functions don't break, and testing it to make sure the whole thing works. It seems like a lot of work, which could be Sony's excuse for making you wait months at a time.

You can check out the infographic below:

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It takes a lot of steps to put that new Android update on your phone.

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