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Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact, X Performance Gets Android Nougat 7.0: How To Update; Best Features [Video]

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Sony's latest Xperia phones can now be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The updates are sent over-the-air (OTA). Expect cool new features.

Before getting the update, make sure you are connected to a strong Wi-Fi network, and your handset is full of power. The update is a hefty 1GB, according to GSMArena, so it is also imperative you have ample space in your unit to accommodate the update files. Be patient for downloading will take a considerable time depending on the strength of your connection and the speed of your network.

Head to the settings menu of your Sony Xperia XZ phone and scroll to the bottom of the display. Locate 'About Phone' and tap and then pick 'Software Update' that will appear at the top of the new menu. Next would be to swipe left to show 'System Updates,' where Android Nougat update will appear. If for some reason, it says you have the latest system update, it means the upgrade is not ready. Just try again later.

However, if the update is ready, download it and install it immediately. It is advised from this point on, that you must have more than 50 percent of power on your Sony Xperia XZ even if the device is plugged in and also storage space in the device to match. Once the download completes, the update will auto-install itself and upon rebooting, your phone should now be on Android Nougat 7.0.

Android Nougat 7.0 - What to expect

Expect your Sony Xperia XZ and X series of phones to be able to multi-task with two apps at the same time. To do this, long-press the recent apps button. If you do this, you will see another cool feature where the screen splits in half you can now run another app on the second screen.

Another cool feature in Android 7.0 Nougat for your Sony Xperia XZ and X series phones is that you can adjust layouts of notifications bar shortcuts as well as swap those you don't need or want with others. The feature also allows you to reply to messages directly within the notifications menu.

Power hogs can now sigh a bit for Google updated the Doze feature improving battery life on the Sony Xperia XZ and X series of phones. The unit can now automatically shut down unnecessary processes on idle to save power.

Other cool features include facial recognition for Smart Unlock. The camera now features full manual control, manual focus, and shutter speed control, according to Recombu. To check out other new feature of Android Nougat 7.0, check out the video below.

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