Sony then ensures that the new software works with the basic functions of the smartphone, such as making calls, sending and receiving SMS and browsing the Internet. This is followed by ensuring that the new version of the operating system works with Sony’s user interface, custom graphics, and features. At this point, the software is broadcast within Sony to be tested inside and outside the company. Comments from external testers allow Sony to make changes as needed.
The second phase covers the process of certification and approval. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification is obtained from alliances and appropriate groups. Even after the release of the update, Sony continues to monitor user feedback on support forums and social networks. And that’s why the owners of the half-dozen Xperia handsets mentioned above will have to wait another three months to run Android 9.0 Pie on their Sony brand phones.