Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1

Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1

These two phones were launched exclusively for the Indian market back in October past year, and Sony had promised an Android Oreo update for the two at launch. Besides the standard Google features, Sony also added a couple of its own features such as Xperia actions and contextual menus for app shortcuts. It will bring all the expected Oreo features to the V30 such as picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection, and improved notification settings. The Xperia actions feature is said to intelligently suggest actions to users based on their usage. On the Sony Mobile discussion forum, users claim to have encountered various issues ranging from crashes with third-party apps, degraded touch responsiveness, and problems connecting to hidden Wi-Fi SSID networks.

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The Xperia R1 Plus is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the R1 features a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Both smartphones have a 13-megapixel camera at the rear with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and an LED flash. Thus, the users of Xperia R1 and R1 Plus were waiting for the Android 8.0 Oreo update to be released for their smartphones as well. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. On the connectivity front, both of them supports, 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, WiFi and dual-SIM support. After a rather long wait, the update has finally started rolling out. The carrier will eventually release the update for other compatible LG handsets as well down the road. The update arrives as version 2.19.400.1 in some regions while in others it is arriving as version 2.19.709.2. Sony had promised that it would bring the latest Android Oreo update to the two smartphones and it seems that the company is keeping its promise. The update will also bring a relatively new Android security patch to the two mid-range handsets. Users are usually notified when an update is ready, but they can also check by going into the Settings applet and into the System Update screen.

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