Sony India on Thursday announced the rollout of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo software update for its mid-range Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus smartphones. The model has just started getting the latest Android version, 8.0 Oreo on March 9, 2018. The software update is 1.7 GB. The update roll out is confirmed by Sony India itself on Twitter, however, several users are posting about the update roll out the status on the Sonymobile forums page.
While this version of Android Oreo for the LG V30 does include security updates up to the February 1 patch, the update only bumps the Android version of the phone to 8.0.0, despite a version 8.1 already available for some time now.
"The new #Sony #Xperia #R1 can now be upgraded to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo".
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A report by FoneArena has also claimed that the Xperia R1 duo will receive features like Xperia Actions, which is an AI-based service that can suggest actions based on interaction with games on the smartphone. The Android 8.0 Oreo update has the build number as S001011_180422.
The new update brings a host of new features like Picture-in-Picture mode that enables a user to perform two tasks at the same time. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more. They both packed similar features, but the difference is in the storage and RAM options. The dual SIM handsets now run Android Oreo, and sport 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) TFT displays. While the Xperia R1 features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, the Xperia R1 Plus comes equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Under the hood, both of them are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. There is a 2620mAh battery backing internals on both the phones.