We know the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Sony’s Xperia range isn’t too far away, as we’ve seen it landing in India recently. However, more interestingly for us, we now have a timeframe for arrival here in Australia, thanks to Telstra’s software updates page.
It looks as if mid-April is the timeframe, so a few weeks yet, but come 13 April, we should have some Lollipop-flavoured goodness arriving, at least for Telstra-sold Xperia Z3’s (like mine!).
At this stage, the update is only listed for those three handsets – the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z2. While the update had earlier been announced for a slightly wider range of handsets, only this smaller subset are scheduled for the mid-April delivery. The others may follow a little after, to allow Sony to keep its commitment to recent customers of the latest flagship, before extending support to owners of older devices.
The news isn’t much better for Vodafone customers unfortunately, with their software update from 5 March advising that the software update hadn’t been received for testing, though it seems probable that if Telstra are to have an update around mid April, then Vodafone might not be far behind (or ahead) of that. Let’s hope!