Sony has essentially abandoned all hope of a major mobile business resurgence, at least until “the next paradigm shift”, which just makes the Japanese OEM’s robust software support that much more impressive. Not only are updates promised for the “premium” Xperia range up to two years after their launch, but they’re also delivered in a remarkably timely manner to the company’s full product portfolio.
We’ve almost lost count of all the previous and previous-to-previous-generation Xperias confirmed for Oreo promotions less than six months ago, and already upgraded to the latest Android flavor. That’s in addition to the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, which saw daylight this past fall with OS build 8.0 pre-loaded. Meanwhile, both Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are still stuck with Nougat.