Back in late November 2020, Sony revealed the Android 11 update rollout plan for its Xperia smartphones. Unsurprisingly, only four Sony phones are eligible for the update. That said, according to the timeline, the current-gen Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II are supposed to get the update at the end of January, however, the former has already started receiving the update last month itself. Now, the company has begun to roll out the Android 11 update for the original Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 as well.
According to several users, the Android 11 update for the 2019 Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 come with build number 55.2.A.0.630 and weighs about 1GB. Interestingly, the changelog does not mention anything except for the fact that the data will be unaffected, and once updated, users will not be able to revert to the previous version of the software.
Users who have successfully updated their device, found the Android security level to be December 2020. Also, they were sad to know that Sony hasn’t provided the new Photography Pro features from the new Xperia II models.
Anyway, the update is currently live in European regions only. It is not sure when units in the other markets will begin to get the update but you can check for it manually by heading over to the software update screen in your handset’s Settings app.
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