Sony Mobile is one of the first few smartphones to get the major Android OS updates. One reason for that is because of its small phone repository. Apart from that, its contribution to Google’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP) also plays a vital role in it. As such, we should be expecting the Sony Xperia Android 11 update to roll out pretty soon.
But, when exactly should we expect the Sony Xperia Android 11 update to roll out?
Sony Xperia Android 11 Update Release Date
Although the official release date of the Xperia Android 11 update is yet to be out officially, we can still make some pretty guesses. Recall that its stable Android 10 update came out in December, about three months after Google’s release. Also, the company’s focus is now on the Android 11 update since it is through with rolling out the Android 10 update to its flagship devices.
Furthermore, Sony Xperia was represented in last year’s Android Q beta testing program. That means there’s a high chance of having at least one device to represent in this year’s Android R beta testing program. With Google’s Android 11 update rolling out in Q3 (August or September), we should expect Sony to get the update at the end of Q4 2020 or early Q1 2021.
List Of Compatible Devices To Get Android 11 update
Although there’s no official release yet as to the eligible devices to receive the Sony Android 11 update, we can still give a tentative list. It’s easy for us to predict this because Sony doesn’t have a big repository.
- Xperia 1 II
- Sony Xperia 1
- Xperia 10
- Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 1 II
Xperia 1 II, released in February 2020, comes with a lot of amazing features, including the Snapdragon 865 SoC and Android 10 out of the box. As such, it stands a higher chance of getting the upcoming Xperia 11 OS hopefully in Q4 of the year.
Sony Xperia 1
Xperia 1 is Sony’s flagship device released in February with Android 9.0 Pie. Recently, it’s part of the eligible devices that received the Android 10 Q. While it’s still unclear what fate has for the device, it’s likely to get on the list of eligible devices to get the Sony Xperia Android 11 update.
Sony Xperia 10 & Xperia 10 Plus
Xperia 10 was released with Android 9.0 Pie in February, together with Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10 plus, and Xperia L3. So, we should expect it and Xperia 10 plus to get the Xperia Android 11 update.
Sony Xperia 5
Xperia 5, released in September 2019 with Snapdragon 855 underhood, runs on Android 9.0 Pie. Also receiving this year’s update, it’s likely going to be on the list of eligible devices to receive the Sony Xperia Android 11 update.
In case your device is not part of the above-listed devices, you need not panic. That’s because it’s not official, just a tentative list. There’s a chance that your device might get on the official list.