Those having a Sony smartphone of the Xperia Z3 or Z2 series have good news. The Sony Xperia team has announced on twitter that both the core Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series of smartphones will start getting Android 5.0 Lollipop updates from the beginning of 2015. However, exact date for the roll out has not been revealed.
@SamTomelleri We’ll start the upgrade at beginning of 2015 for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series.
— Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) December 17, 2014
Last month, Sony released Android 5.0 Lollipop’s AOSP version on its Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 devices and provided the relevant binary files to developers to make their own Android 5.0 ROMs for unlocked Sony Xperia handsets.
In October this year, Sony had announced that it will be updating its entire portfolio of Xperia Z series of devices to Android 5.0. Sony Xperia devices getting these updates are: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR.
Interestingly, Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition has already received its Android Lollipop update as it is powered by stock version of Android 5.0.
Android 5.0 Lollipop will offer the following enhancements:
- Material Design: A bold, colorful, and responsive UI design
- Notifications: New ways to control when and how you receive messages
- Battery Saver feature: Extends device use by up to 90 minutes.
- Enhanced security: Data protection and Android Smart Lock
- Device Sharing: Flexible, by Multiple users.
- New Quick Settings: Get most frequently used settings with just two downward swipes.
- Connectivity: Improved connectivity, powerful Bluetooth
- Runtime and Performance: A faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience
- Improved Media: Better graphics, audio, video and camera
- OK Google: Talk to Google on the go and get quick answers, send a text, get directions and more
- Android TV: Support for living room devices
- Accessibility: Enhanced low vision and color blind capabilities
- Available in 68+ languages
- Easy Device set up and a lot more