Sony Xperia XZ Premium Gets Android 8.0 Oreo

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Red Xperia XZ Premium will come with Android 8.0 in select markets

Xperia XZ Premium receives all of Sony's native feature in Android 8.0 Oreo on top of Google's improvements and tweaks.

Sony has revealed that the recently announced Xperia XZ Premium Rosso (aka Red variant) will come with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-loaded in the select markets.

What's new with Android Oreo update? While we're assuming most audiophiles won't use wireless headphones to begin with, the presence of aptX might push a few more in that direction. The 3D Creator app basically scans face, head, food or any object and render it as a 3D image, which can be shared or 3D printed.

The users will also get predictive capture functionality that will automatically start buffering images when it detects a smile (even before users press the shutter button), allowing them to pick the best from a selection of up to four shots. In terms of specifications Xperia XZ Premium is a beast and the company is also talking a lot about it's 13 MP rear camera.

Camera update - Sony is also updating the camera UI of the Xperia XZ Premium with Android Oreo. People will then be presented with 4 different options to choose from.

In any case, Sony Xperia XZ Premium (review) users in the above-mentioned regions will be able to experience Oreo and its features hands on. Further, users can benefit from autofocus burst feature that recognizes, tracks and captures sequences of moving objects in sharp focus for blur-free action shots.

Other new features include Autofocus Burst and revamped app shortcuts that let you access an actions menu by pressing and holding on the icon. If you're not seeing the update just yet, just sit tight and wait for that OTA notification, which should be arriving soon.

When Google announced the latest version of its mobile operating system, Oreo, back in August during the day of the solar eclipse, many smartphone manufacturers promised to roll out the update to their devices.

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