Sony did not update its Xperia Z3 to Android Nougat

Sony has released its list of terminals that will be updated to the latest version of Android, Nougat, and the Xperia Z3 does not belong.

Sony has released its list of devices that will be updated to Android Nougat. Without giving further details on availability, Sony announced that Xperia Z3 + / Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z5 Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, X, XA, XA and X Ultra Performance.

Some will be surprised to note the absence of the Sony Xperia Z3, which was announced at IFA 2014. In fact, the Sony Xperia Z3 received a preview version of Android Nougat, which left much to think that the final version would arrive one day or another on this unit.

On the XDA forum member brings a little light on this event. He said the MSM8974 chips are no longer supported by the code of Android Nougat, that is to say the Snapdragon 801 Z3 is not supported. The fault does not return fully to Sony so Google is, sil is right, the first to blame for its lack of support for this chip.

Most owners of a Z3 may feel aggrieved, especially since Sony has shipped nearly evidence of the operation of Nougat with preview tested on the device. Given the success of the device, it is highly likely to see happen Nougat, even unofficially. It is not worth buying a new phone now, the Z3 could see its life extended substantially thanks to community efforts.

A popular and appreciated phone

The Sony Xperia Z3 is out there less than two years. He succeeded brilliantly in Sony Xperia Z2, proposing a barely modified iteration to erase some defects and improve strengths. It was appreciated during his test and has forged a reputation. The Z3 was also initiated a beta program, to submit to a few of the new features users.

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