A Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone has surfaced online running the latest build of the Android 9 Pie Operating System. Interestingly, the appearance coincides with Sony reportedly sending out the Android build with October 1 2018 Security Patch to Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphones.
Sony has been actively developing and finalizing the latest Android 9 Pie OS for several of its smartphones. It seems the rollout has already begun. However, several users haven’t received any notification even after attempting to manually initiate the update process. It now seems the update process is quite gradual.
Only a few Sony smartphone users have received the notification to update. Hence it seems Sony is cautiously deploying the update to a select few regions and model variants. It is quite likely that Sony could widen the net and send out updates to a larger user base shortly after successful deployment and installation on these select devices. Incidentally, Sony Mobile is sending out the update via the standard OTA (Over The Air) route.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Spotted On Geekbench Running Android 9 Pie
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is certainly not a new device. Sony launched the smartphone last year. Moreover, its successor, the Sony Xperia XZ2, and its parallel variants, the XZ2 Premium and XZ2 Compact arrived earlier this year. The smartphone arrived with Android 8.0 Oreo. Now the device is getting Android 9 Pie. Incidentally, the XZ Premium smartphone was recently spotted running Android 9 Pie.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 listing on Geekbench has all the familiar hardware specifications, including 4GB RAM and Qualcomm octa-core processor clocked at 1.90GHz, which is the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Interestingly, the performance cores on the Snapdragon processor embedded in the Sony smartphone can go up to 2.45GHz.
As for the performance numbers, they are quite consistent with a smartphone packing 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 chipset. Also, the Sony Xperia XZ1 running Android 9 Pie managed a single core score of 1404, and a multi-core score of 3938.