The update will start rolling out sometime in early 2015.
Ever since Google made Android Lollipop official (and unveiled three new Nexus devices in the process), manufacturers have been letting consumers know when they can expect their devices to get what is the biggest update to the OS since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC and Motorola were among the first to announce their rollout plans, and now, Sony has also released a list of devices that will get the coveted update.
Sony is promising the update to every device in the Xperia Z lineup. These devices include the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. That’s a pretty long list, and it’s good to see even the original Xperia Z will be getting an update despite having launched with Android 4.1 out of the box.
The Japanese manufacturer isn’t offering a time frame for when the update will start rolling out, except that it will happen sometime in early 2015. The Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition will naturally get the update first since Google takes care of the software on Google Play Edition devices, followed by “the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series,” which probably mean the main Xperia Z3 and Z2 flagships that launched this year.
As usual, Samsung is keeping mum on its intentions to update its devices to Lollipop. We know the Galaxy S5 will be getting the update sometime later this year, but it remains to be seen what other devices in the company’s galactically large Galaxy lineup (no pun intended) are lucky enough to make the jump to Android 5.0.