Sony is an electronics company from Japan that manufactures various technical devices such as smartphones, tablets, televisions and game consoles. If you are interested in purchasing a Sony mobile device, we will explain here which operating system is installed on the Sony smartphones.
This operating system is used by Sony
For several years, Sony was a member of the Symbian Foundation, which was founded by Nokia in 1998. Accordingly, Sony also used Symbian as an operating system for all of its mobile devices.
- In the meantime, however, Sony has stopped using Symbian and is using Android instead.
- This is mainly due to the fact that Android is one of the most popular operating systems for mobile devices and devices that use Android are sold faster than devices with Symbian.
- The last Sony smartphones that used Symbian as the operating system were the Sony Ericsson P800 and the P900 and P910 models.
These Sony devices use Android as their operating system
The first smartphone from Sony to use Android as the operating system was the Sony Xperia X 10, which was released in 2009. Since then, the Japanese company has launched a number of other mobile devices that use Android. In addition to all models of the Sony Xperia X 10 series, this also includes the popular Sony Xperia 5 and the Sony Xperia Z. Since Sony released the first tablet with the Sony Xperia S in 2012, the company has developed four further tablet models who also use Android as the operating system.