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Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat

The rollout for the Xperia Z5 Compact is expected to follow soon.

Published onJanuary 17, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, with the Xperia Z5 Compact expected to follow soon. The updated software, featuring build number 32.3.A.0.372, introduces multi-window support, a “more personal” home screen and improved battery life.

The update takes advantage of Nougat’s Doze battery saving system, in addition to Sony’s own STAMINA mode, to help manage battery levels, with Sony adding three new power saving settings designed to prioritize performance or standby times.

In the release notes, Sony also mentions a new selfie-timer button for the front-facing camera and Google Now integration into the Xperia launcher, in addition to an update to the messaging app which makes it easier to send videos, photos, audio to contacts

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The update comes in at almost 1.3 GB, so best connect to Wi-Fi for the download. It’s advised to charge your phone to at least 50 percent battery level before installation also.

The update is rolling out now, with the aforementioned Xperia Z5 Compact, as well as the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet, anticipated to be next in line for it. We’ll let you know when we learn more.

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