Sony Xperia 5 & Xperia 1 Android 11 update begins rolling out


The Sony Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 were both released back in 2019 and came with Android 9 Pie pre-installed.

Last year, the duo picked up the update to Android 10 in March which brought along several new features to the devices.


Since the company rolls out 2 major OS updates for its high-end phones, the Sony Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 have been in line to receive the update to Android 11.

In December, Sony shared its Android 11 rollout plans with the public in which the two aforementioned devices were scheduled to get Android 11 in February, 2021.

Of course, being the latest flagships, the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II were to get the update a month earlier. However, that appears to have been the case for the Xperia 1 II only. More on this later.


Now, it seems the company has started rolling out the Android 11 update for the Sony Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 ahead of its schedule.

Xpericheck has recorded the Android 11 update rolling out for the Xperia 5 in South East Asia, Ireland, and Russia whereas it lists the update rolling out in Russia, Ukraine, and South East Asia for the Xperia 1.

The update is live carrying the software version 55.2.A.0.630 for both devices. A user has also confirmed receiving the new update by sharing a screenshot on Reddit.

If you own a Sony Xperia 5 or Xperia 1 and haven’t received the update yet, don’t fret. Major Android OS updates usually go live in regions gradually over a period of a few weeks.

That said, as we mentioned earlier, Sony only released Android 11 for the Xperia 1 II earlier.

While the company didn’t divulge any details as to why the Xperia 5 II didn’t get the update with the Xperia 1 II, it was reportedly delayed due to some bugs that users noticed after installing Android 11 on the Xperia 1 II.

Unfortunately, it’s too early to tell whether the bugs have been fixed with the Android 11 build that is rolling out for the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5.

As usual, well keep track of the situation and will post an update once new details emerge. In the meantime, stay tuned to our dedicated tracker to know when the update goes live in other regions.

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