Sony has announced that a whole raft of its phones will be receiving the next version of Android, 8.0 code-named Oreo, as it becomes available.

Well, more accurately, if less precisely, Sony says, “Software rollouts are a phased process, timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported by (sic) some operator/ market exceptions will apply.” The rollout will update the following models:

Android 8.0 Oreo was made available for general release on 21 August this year, timed for the recent US solar eclipse, Black cookie, blocked out sun. I think I get it.

The new version of Android is claimed to start up faster, provide more flexibility with notifications and improve battery life.

(Pictured at top, Sony Xperia XZ Premium phone, reviewed here.)