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.

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Raunak · 4 years ago

Will it be for Xperia Z tablet WiFi SGP311

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robert · 4 years ago

I can update my xperia E3 to android 5.0? thanks

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peet · 4 years ago

What is broken now? I rooted 4.4.2 I will not update anymore.

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imhays · 4 years ago

Hope for Sony Xperia Z1 get the 5.0 lollipop early 2015 same as Xperia Z2 & Z3 ????

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akshay · 4 years ago

will sony xperia t2 ultra get a lollipop update?

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Samuel · 4 years ago

"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." Please, does it mean rooted Xperia Z series devices can't also get the Android 5.0 updates? Please reply. Thanks

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Hakro807 · 4 years ago

I guess all it means is it won't receive the update OTA. The user will have to flash it the same way he or she flashed a custom ROM.

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bt · 4 years ago

Surprisingly slow for Sony, but then we haven't got a release date for the nexus device updates or the new nexus devices yet, so it's entirely possible that Google aren't going to release lollipop for another month or so.

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richardhlovell · 4 years ago

Great to know but why so slow on the upgrade?

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skai · 4 years ago

better a well done yet slow update, than a quick and dirty one. I appreciate sony's work on top of android, I hate samsung overload (for instance)

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imran · 4 years ago

i have xperia z 4.4.4.
whe we ll get 5.0??

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Milaina · 4 years ago

I want the new z3v thay is coming out on the 23rd of October, but now I am wondering if I should wait until it gets upgraded.

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Kaizer Allen · 4 years ago

You will be able to receive it over the air. You can update your phone by yourself. Go get the Z3v when it comes out.

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sara khan · 4 years ago

Hi @kaizerallen i have Z2 on EE UK.... Will my phone get it

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Kaizer Allen · 4 years ago

You sure will. It is listed! However, yours might be delayed considering it is carrier-locked.

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Milaina · 4 years ago

Awesome. So if you already have a device, will you not recieve the upgrade then?

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caca · 4 years ago

you are a bunch of idiots aren't you?

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