Since the dominance of Chinese brands, the Japanese firm Sony is losing its ground. Still, there are traditional Sony fans who love to use the Sony devices, even they didn’t meet the attractive and new designs offered by its competitors. After the arrival of Android 10, many of the Sony lovers desperately waiting to get the latest update.
Finally, the Japanese telecom operator Docomo has confirmed some devices, that are eligible to get the Android 10 update. It will worth noting that the list only applies to the Japanese market. Please, don’t misunderstand its release for global devices. But it will be good to make an assessment of whether your device will get the latest Android update or not!
The company is yet to announce the full list other than these devices (if any?). To recall, Android 10 is the latest update from Google bringing several new features and improvements over Android 9 Pie. In this article, we will be discussing the key features of Android 10. And Sony Xperia Phones list eligible for getting Android 10 update in the coming months. Without any further ado, let’s get started!
Android 10 update for Sony Xperia Phones
- Xperia XZ2 SO-03K
- Xperia XZ2 Premium SO-04K
- Xperia XZ2 Compact SO-05K
- Xperia XZ3 SO-01L
- Xperia Ace SO-02L
- Xperia 1 SO-03L
- Xperia 5 SO-01M
Potential Android 10 update for Sony global devices
- Sony Xperia XZ3 (2018)
- Sony Xperia Ace
- Sony Xperia L3
- Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition
- Xperia 5
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Sony Xperia XA2
- Sony Xperia L2
Android 10 Features
One of the most awaited features on Android 10 is the OS is the Dark Mode. It converts the theme on system-level into the dark mode, which is healthy for the battery and keeps it going for longer while pulling the excess strain that bright light puts on the eyes especially during the night. At present, many mobile phones have a dark mode. But the adjustments for the general third-party application do not well optimized resulting in a more serious split.
Android 10 highly focused on enhanced privacy functionality. Apps permissions have been improved significantly with apps require explicit permission to track your location in the background. Every time it will ask you to permit whenever a particular app needs your location. You have more power to manage your apps according to your needs. Apart from that, other security features have been upgraded either.
Gesture Navigation System
The new gesture-based navigation system delivers seamless experience without any presence of physical keys. It uses your finger movements to do stuff such as going backward in an app or any other service you are using. Slide the slider at the bottom to drive between the apps or pull it slightly up to visit the Home screen.
The built-in feature reduces the background noise when you are using wired headphones with or without a noise-canceling feature. It increases the sound while decreasing the noise & provides a Visualizer so you can tweak it a bit.
Android 10 now supports the new HEIC file format to save still images including AR images with depth effect data. It will allow Android smartphones to capture monochrome photos natively as well. Some more improvements and bug fixes make the camera more stable even than before.
Timely System Updates
Especially for developers or users who want to try something new, the Dynamic System Updates allows them to install different system images apart from the original one where the former can be used for testing apps without affecting the latter.
Excellent execution on Android 10 is the Focus Mode that sits within Settings >> Digital Wellbeing. It puts manually “selected” apps in a zone where they won’t buzz or go off as they would so that you can complete doing what you wanted without any distraction.
Japanese carrier DoCoMo has posted a list of phones that will get updated to Android 10 in Japan. Note that Sony’s plans for the global models may be different, but it seems that flagships from early 2018 and later are safe. In the current scenario, we can’t confirm the exact list, but flagships should get the Android 10 update, at least released after 2018.
The company didn’t provide any specific roadmap for Android 10 update. We are desperately waiting to hear more on this topic from official sources. As soon as we get more updates, we will be updating this page. For the latest technology news, stay tuned with us!