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[Update: XZ2 Premium] Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact receive Android 9 Pie update

Back in August, Sony announced that the XZ2 family, XZ1 family, and XZ Premium would be receiving their Android 9 Pie updates in November. Last month, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact received their OTAs ahead of schedule. Now, the XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact are getting theirs.

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[Update: New dates shared] Sony confirms Pie update timeline for Xperia XZ1, XZ2, and XA2 devices

Google has rolled out Android Pie to Pixel devices, and Essential managed to get an update out on the same day. A few OEMs like Moto and HTC have offered some insight on what they're updating. Today, you can add Sony to the list. It says updates are coming to devices in XZ2, XZ1, and XA2 families. Some of them might be here sooner than you expect.

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ Premium down to $470 ($230 off) at B&H

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is currently in the pre-order phase in the US, with the official release date set for July 30th. But at $999.99, it's extremely expensive, and it's just not that attractive of a phone. The original XZ Premium has been discounted to $469.99 by B&H, allowing for a somewhat affordable method to get a 4K display-equipped phone.

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[Deal Alert] Xperia XZ Premium is $500 ($200 off MSRP) at Best Buy

The redesigned Xperia XZ2 lineup is here (sans the Premium variant), which means last year's XZ series is falling in price. Earlier this month, the XZ Premium dropped to $525 on Amazon, and now it's even lower. You can get the XZ Premium for $499.99 at Best Buy, a $200 reduction from the original MSRP.

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[Deal Alert] Sony Xperia XZ Premium down to $525 on Amazon ($175 off MSRP)

Sony's Xperia XZ2 series is up for pre-order now, but the Premium version is still a little ways off from being available. It'll also likely cost a fortune by the time it launches. So if you want a premium experience and you're a fan of Sony's hardware and/or software, you can turn your head to the previous generation XZ Premium, which is now at an all-time low of $525 on Amazon.

The XZ Premium launched for $799 at first, but then the MSRP was lowered to a more approachable $699. It's still the quoted price now, though recently the phone has settled around $600.

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Google will begin certifying Android devices for business use, starting with phones from LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, and others

When it comes to security, Android devices are a mixed bag - to say the least. Few manufacturers make promises about long-term support, and timely security updates are rare. This is understandably a concern for large businesses, which often don't want to worry about security flaws or constantly deploy new devices. For many enterprise customers, the question of which Android phones should be used is difficult to answer.

Google's solution to this problem is the 'Android Enterprise Recommended' program, which defines which Android devices are ideal for business use. All phones in the program must be running Android 7.0 or higher, support zero-touch enrollment (only applies to Oreo devices), be sold carrier-unlocked, and comply with other requirements.

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[Update: Amazon, too] Deal Alert: Get a Sony Xperia XZ Premium for $550 from Best Buy ($150 off)

Phone deals abound this weekend, so it's no surprise to see Sony devices in the mix. Among the Xperia sales floating about (and those yet to come), Best Buy has the XZ Premium for $549.99, a nice $150 off the going price.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is getting Android 8.0 Oreo starting today

A few days ago, Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners may have seen news about the promised Android 8.0 Oreo release for their phone. According to Xperia Blog, Sony in Japan confirmed that the update would be coming in December, which fell in line with the earlier assurance that it would be rolled out before the end of the year.

December isn't far away, but there's now even better news, as Sony has just announced that the Oreo update is actually starting to roll out to the XZ Premium today. That's more than a month ahead of the previously stated date, and users will be thrilled to have their devices running the latest and greatest version of Android so soon.

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[Deal Alert] Sony's Xperia XZ Premium dips to $585 on Amazon ($214 off)

In what could be considered unsurprising, it seems that Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has dropped below $600 over on Amazon. The pink model is currently going for $584.99, meaning you'll save $214, and the silver version is just a tad higher at $585.99, $213 off the launch price of $799.

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AOSP Android Oreo can now be compiled for Xperias through Sony's Open Devices program

Sony may not come to mind as one of the most developer-friendly mobile tech companies out there, but its Open Devices program proves otherwise. The latest fruits of this creation come in the form of AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo, which is now available for six Xperia smartphones.

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