Android 11: here is the update schedule for Sony Xperia smartphones

Sony has unveiled on its blog the timetable for the transition to Android 11 for Xperia smartphones. A handful of the manufacturers’ smartphones will benefit from the new Android version by the end of February 2021.

Android 11 Sony Xperia

Since its official launch in September Android 11 still struggling to be found on a majority of Android smartphones. The update system remains complex, and must adapt to a plurality of different platforms, with the added bonus of specificities and overlay at almost every manufacturer. Which generally does not go in the direction of really fast portages. This year, Android manufacturers have, as a bonus, been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Which certainly complicated the work of their developers. Still, customers of recent Sony Xperia smartphones will be among the first served, after Google Pixel, OnePlus 8T and Vivo V20 customers. Sony has indeed revealed its Android 11 update schedule for a handful of high-end smartphones. The manufacturer starts offering the update this December, in order to update a total of 5 models by the end of February 2021.

Also read: Android 11 – what’s new and everything you need to know about the update

When will Sony Xperia smartphones receive Android 11?

The Android 11 update schedule is as follows:

  • December 2020: Xperia 1 II
  • End of January 2021: Xperia 5 II and Xperia 10 II
  • During February 2021: Xperia 1 and Xperia 5

Sony is content, as you can see, to unveil windows during which the smartphones concerned will receive Android 11, rather than giving specific dates. For now, the manufacturer does not give no additional info on the arrival of Android 11 on other models of the brand’s smartphones.

Sony has nevertheless built a solid reputation over time for the speed of arrival of Android updates and the length of time its smartphones are supported for security updates. We can therefore expect that Android 11 will arrive on other smartphones of the brand in the course of 2021.

In October, in particular, Sony posted a guide online for building an Android 11 ROM for the Xperia Xz Premium, Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra. Suggesting the arrival of a quick OTA update on these models.

Source: Xperia Blog