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Android 5.0 Lollipop announced for more Sony Xperia devices

By April Taylor , Apr 09, 2015 06:41 AM EDT
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Sony is keen on updating its entire Xperia device lineup to Android 5.0 Lollipop, and the company now offered more details on the matter.

It will take a while for all Sony Xperia devices to get the last major version of Android, but the update is nonetheless widening its reach. Sony has already started pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop to select devices and has promised to provide regular updates on the process, listing which devices are next in line to get the treat.

The company had already announced that the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet were set to get the update soon, and it has now revealed that the Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime next week. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 will follow after that, but no specific rollout dates are available at this point. Nevertheless, it's always good news to see more devices on track to get a software treat.

"2/2 #Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra next week, followed shortly after by T2 Ultra & C3. Then Z Series - more on timings soon," Sony announced on a couple of days ago on Twitter.

As a reminder, the Xperia Z series consists of the Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Sony should provide more details shortly as to which other devices will get the update and when.

Android 5.0 Lollipop will bring a number of neat changes, improvements and new features to maximize device performance and enhance the user experience. Among the highlights, Android 5.0 Lollipop will bring Priority Mode, allowing users to choose what notifications to receive, Material Design elements for a cleaner and smoother visual experience, battery life optimizations, actionable lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, and many more.

We'll keep you up to date as soon as more information becomes available regarding the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout for Sony Xperia devices, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out Sony's promo video below to get a better idea of what to expect from the new software treat.

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