Sony has started rolling out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update to both its mid-range devices, the Sony Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus. The over-the-air (OTA) update with build number S001011_180224 is rolling out to both the phones, in-line Sony's promise of releasing the update back at the launch date. 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.
The Android Oreo update brings all the new features introduced by Google to both the phones such as the Picture-in-Picture mode, autofill, notification channels and more. However, users are complaining about the various issues on the forums page. 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 also adds reminders for unfinished tasks such as emails and messages.
Firstly, several users are posting about the Wi-Fi SSD issue after the update and secondly, the update is making several third-party apps to crash. Also, some users are unable to upload/download media from WhatsApp, and some of them are facing issues with Google Play Store as it's showing as uncertified.
Sony needs to address these issues with a new software update, however, the company is yet to accept these issues. If you're one among them facing such issues, we suggest you to make a factory reset of the phone, which might solve some issues.
The Sony Xperia R1 and R1 Plus smartphones were launched back in October 2017 at Rs 12,990 and Rs 14,900 respectively. They both packed similar features, but the difference is in the storage and RAM options. The Xperia R1 offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while the R1 Plus offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The Xperia R1 duo has Sony' signature design language, and there's a 5.2-inch HD display on the front. Internally, the phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, and a 13MP camera is present at the back, followed by the 8MP shooter on the front. Both the smartphones are backed by a 2620mAh battery.