Sony Mobile has taken a little longer to reach the Android firmware updates to its devices, but it has included for the November and December updates, some of the previous generation models too. That is good to see, since there are customers out there who don’t change their phones so frequently and updated their phones will definitely send a nice message to them all.
Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra, Xperia L2 and L1 Get November Updates
Sony Xperia XA1 series models, XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra all got their updates and patches released by Android on November 5, 2018. The update version pushed out by Sony is 48.1.A.2.73. These devices were still on the previous update 48.1.A.2.50 and the current updates mostly related to the OS security. The other two devices to receive their November 2018 updates include the Sony Xperia L1 and L2. Here the build version numbers to be altered were from 49.0.A.6.46 to 49.0.A.6.56 for the Sony Xperia L2. In the case of the Sony Xperia L1, the corresponding version numbers read 43.0.A.7.70 (old) to version 43.0.A.7.89 (new). These updates were also part of the patches released by Google on November 5.
There was one another one-off old model chosen to receive an update; the Sony Xperia M5. Without disturbing any other variant in the same family, including the dual-SIM variant, this single SIM model had an update of its firmware build from 43.0.A.7.70 to 43.0.A.7.89. It is possible the company had received feedback on this particular model and took the step to correct it.
December Updates for the XZ and XA Sony Phones
The ones to receive the December updates in firmware included the Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 compact and XZ1 Premium. The Japanese phone maker has moved these devices’ build version from 47.2.A.2.33 to version 47.2.A.4.41. Another phone in the series, the Sony Xperia XZs has also received an update to version 41.3.A.2.213. These were all Android updates released December 1, 2018.
Some of Sony’s 2018 releases, like the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra were included in this December update and their new build version is 50.1.A.13.123.
If you are in possession of any of these models, do check if the updates have been installed on your devices. If not, check with the Sony Xperia dedicated website for support.