Android 10 Begins Rollout With Xperia 1 And Xperia 5 Smartphones

If you’re the lucky owner of an Xperia 1 or an Xperia 5, you may have noticed that Google’s Android 10 is now available for your device.

Xperia 5 Smartphone

The upgrade is now live in several countries and will continue to roll out to more devices*. The flagship Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 smartphones are among the first to receive the new tech, but owners of other devices will also be able to update their devices soon.

Sony has started the Android 10 rollout for its phones – out of the 8 phones on the list, it’s the latest flagships that get it first. Users of the Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are reporting that they have received the notification for the update.

The software has a build number 55.1.A.0.748 and it includes the November 1 security patch (previously the phones were running the October patch). Those aside, the jump to Android 10 brings with it Dark mode and the new gesture navigation, plus a better overview of which apps are tracking your location.

Anyway, the update weighs in at 725MB and will be available for download globally. It’s still a staged rollout, though, starting in the US and Europe, so it may take a few days until you get the OTA update notification.

Note that some users are reporting issues with call and data connectivity post update, so you may want to wait for a new build to be released (you can’t roll back to Android 9). There also seems to be an issue with getting to the Recent apps screen if you’re using a custom launcher.

The six other eligible Xperias will have to wait until early next year for the OS upgrade.

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