Android 12 started rolling out months ago, and some companies are still adding it onto their phones. Sony, the company that makes high-quality cameras with phones attached, just started rolling Android 12 out to its Xperia 5 II.
The Xperia 5 II is getting Android 12
Sony’s phones are nowhere near the mainstream, nowadays. They’re targeted at professional photographers, and thus, they are rather expensive. People mostly give Apple and Samsung a hard time for selling their phones for over $1000, but Sony’s phones live in that price range.
While they don’t appeal to everyone, Sony still supports these phones. The company recently released the Android 12 update to some of its other phones, but for specific variants. Now, according to XDA Developers, Android 12 is now rolling out to the Xperia 5 II. This is the stable version of the version, so it’s recommended for everyday use.
The update comes in at just over 1GB, so you’ll need to make sure you have the room for it. This version has the model number 58.2.A.0.899, and it will bring all the standard changes that came with Android 12. If you own one of these phones, you won’t need to wait long for the proper update.
Prepare for some caveats, however
While the update is great, there will be some things to keep in mind, For starters, this update comes with an out-of-date security patch. The update comes with the January security patch, which isn’t great. We’re on the February security patch, and the March patch is going to be coming out soon.
Also, Sony released its Android 12 updates to a limited selection of its phones over the past week. Right now, the update is live for the US, European and Russian, and Asian models. If you’re outside of those markets, you’ll need to wait longer for the update to hit your phone.
How to check for the update
Chances are, your update is still making it to your phone. The update may take a few days to actually hit your phone. However, if you want to check to see if you have the update, it’s an easy process. Firstly, go to your settings. Scroll down to the Software Update section. There, you will see the option to manually check for an update. Your phone will check and, if you have the update, you can install it.