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Android 11 is now rolling out to the OG Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5

January 15, 2021

It sure looks like no company can even hope to come close to Samsung’s towering Android 11 updating pace for both new and old smartphones, but with former software support champion HMD Global seemingly and inexplicably dropping the ball as far as its Nokia-branded handsets are concerned, Sony is decisively moving in on the industry’s coveted silver medal.

After predictably kicking things off with an over-the-air OS promotion for 2020’s state-of-the-art Xperia 1 II around a month ago, the Japan-based tech giant is surprisingly bringing the older first-gen Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 up to date as we speak rather than treating the Xperia 5 II to the same major UI makeover.

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