Sony has officially posted info on their future Android 5.0 Lollipop plans and it has confirmed that all the Xperia Z tablets and smartphones will be getting the latest Android build. The news has been confirmed by Sony's blog page and the roll out will be starting in 2015.
Android 5.0 Lollipop will be released by Sony for all of the following smartphones: Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3v and Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition. Also, the following Sony tablets will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop: Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. No other Sony devices have been confirmed to receive the new Android OS upgrade.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop will start in early 2015 for the all the flagships Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 tablets and smartphones. All the rest of the remaining models will receive the Lollipop 5.0 OS upgrade by the end of Q1 2015 or early Q2 2015. The new OS from Google will come with tons of new changes and features, which means that Sony will take its time before it completes the addition of their own details, features and elements.
Android 5.0 Lollipop stock variant comes with the following new features: Material Design new UI, better and refreshed Notifications section, battery life improvements and a new Battery Saving feature, improved Security and Android Smart Lock, Device Sharing with Guest User and Multiple Users support, Screen Pinning, New Quick Settings additions, improved network connectivity, Android Runtime (ART) full integration, support for 64bit devices, lower latency audio input, multi-channel audio stream mix support, USB Audio support for speakers, USB microphones, OpenGL ES 3.1, support for more than 68 new languages, Device Set Up feature, tap and pay improved, and more. This new upgrade of Android OS to Lollipop 5.0 will be a major one and it surely feel like you've got your hands on a brand new device after installation.
Note that the Android 5.0 upgrade will be sent only for stock Sony Xperia Z series, so you shouldn't expect to get the update in case you've applied any changes to your device. Tell us in comments what you think about the new Android OS version and if you've hoped that Sony would have released the upgrades before the end of 2014.