Sony has challenged itself to become the first outside Google manufacturer to release Android Nougat in its latest Xperia Blog. In this blog, Sony’s team of developers have mentioned that getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat is their premier priority and if any other manufacturer (besides Google) releases their smartphone before Sony then they are ready to face rotten tomatoes.
Sony Challenges Vendors to beat them in the Race to be the 1st Android 7.1.1 Nougat Roll-Out
In addition, the team has also claimed that they already got the source code and now they are waiting for the application to suit the OS and the Compatibility Test Suite (CTC) from Google. It is learned that once Sony gets the possession of these tools it can start optimizing the firmware to use Xperia smartphones and tablets. The interesting scenario after this announcement would be that whether the other vendors may also try their best to roll out their models with Android Nougat and accept the challenge from Sony or not.
Right now only Google Nexus and Google Pixel phones are having the Android Nougat OS and it is yet to be known when exactly Sony is planning to release its new phone with the similar OS. In November itself Sony became one of the first manufacturers who rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat by bringing a beta build to Xperia X Performance handset.
Sony has already confirmed that it will bring Android Nougat Update to its Xperia X and Z5 series phones along with Z3+ and Z4 tablet at some stage.
On 5th December Google released the upgraded version of Android 7.1.1 of Nougat.