Sony is in the midst of rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to their handsets. Of course being the latest, Sony is rolling it out to their Z3 series first off, they’ve announced details of the rollout previously but they’ve now announced some new updates via Twitter on the rollout.
There’s two tweets in particular that are of interest, the first talks about the global rollout to the Xperia Z3 and Z2 series devices, while the second talks about an update to the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 phones.
Of course if you purchased your phone through an Australian mobile provider then you’ll need to wait for the software testing to be completed:
- Vodafones latest Software Update blog lists the udpate for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 as ‘Testing in progress’ – they also list the update for the Xperia Z as expected to arrive for testing in late April.
- Telstra has previously advised on their update page about the Xperia Z2/Z3 update as being scheduled to rollout on the 13th of April.
- On their Software Update page, Optus lists the Lollipop update for the Xperia Z2/Z3/Z3 Compact as ‘Next Version – 5.0 (Lollipop) Update 30/03/15 – Currently testing, expected to be released mid April.’
The outright handsets purchased from retailers without carrier software – i.e if your phone doesn’t have a carrier boot animation or pre-loaded apps – will receive the update OTA or through the Sony PC Client from Sony.
Sony has also put together a video of what the update will look like on your Z3 when it arrives: