Sony was among the first major Android OEMs to share their update plans regarding Android 5.0 Lollipop. Back in October, the company made a post on its official blog describing its plans to update the entire Xperia Z-series of smartphones and tablets to Android 5.0 Lollipop, beginning early next year. Since then, we haven’t heard much else from the company regarding the update. So in case you were wondering if the company is going to stick to its plans, there is some good news for you as Sony Mobile confirmed through its Twitter account that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series of devices is still arriving beginning early next year, just as it announced earlier.
The statement on Twitter was in response to a query on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update progress for the Xperia Z3 by a fan. Although it still doesn’t give us a clear idea on when the Android Lollipop update for Xperia devices will begin to roll out, you can be rest assured that there is no delay and that the update will roll out as per the previously announced schedule. Being the newer devices, the Xperia Z3 family are first in line to receive the Android Lollipop update and may receive the update beginning next month. The Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet owners are likely to receive the update a few weeks after the first Lollipop rollout for the Xperia Z3 family of devices, most likely be February.
Apart from the official update, Sony also extended AOSP support for its entire 2014 Xperia lineup powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The initiative could be the only ray of hope for 2014 Xperia mid-range device owners expecting to see an Android 5.0 ROM become available for their devices. Although Sony hasn’t officially ruled out the update for its mid-range lineup, it doesn’t seem likely that any other device apart from the Z-series lineup will be updated to the latest Android version.
Source – Twitter