08 November 2017
The Xperia R1 and R1 Plus which was released late last year have been two Xperia devices which have evaded the limelight for a while now. In fact, it almost still lurks in the shadows and is restricted to just the Indian market. Being exclusively for one market has also limited the support of the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus in terms of software. It seems like firmware for these two devices cannot even be found on Sony’s servers. For frustrated users of this device, the wait has been long, but the company has finally brought Android Oreo to the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus.
Sony has taken to social media via a tweet to inform its Xperia R1 and R1 Plus users of the rollout of Android Oreo for those devices. We are still yet to see users confirming this and will likely see tons of posts on social media platforms in a short while from now regarding the update. Since all we have is a confirmation that the update is being rolled out, we have no indication of how big the update file is or the changes which the update brings.
The Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are almost the same in terms of features, with both a 5.2-inch 1280x720p display, Snapdragon 430, 13MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera and 2620mAh battery. The main difference lies in the amount of RAM and internal storage available on both smartphones. The Xperia R1 is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage whereas the Xperia R1 Plus has 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. If you happen to own either of the devices, keep an eye out for the Android Oreo update!