If you happen to have a Sony flagship from 2014, may it be Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 or even the compact version of Z3 then you are in for a treat. As late as it may be Sony will be delivering the much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the above mentioned devices in the coming weeks, meaning you’ll be able to get your hands on the latest version of Android before March 2015 ends. We have already seen what Sony has planned for their custom Skin with the Lollipop Material design in tow, the visual overhaul is a much welcomed one. You can check out the Video of Xperia Z3 compact running Android 5.0 at the end of the post.
The news comes from Sony’s Indian R&D team, hence one must expect these time frames to apply to that region but seeing that Sony is finally starting up on the Lollipop delivery, it shall reach most regions in no time. The OTA’s are now being uploaded to Servers and hence an imminent release is expected. The Carrier variants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia will take a little longer to get this update but they are right on track too (Check out more about it Here). Along with the time frame the R&D people were generous enough to tell us that the update will weigh around 1130.23 Megabytes for the Xperia Z3 and 917.86 Megabytes for the Xperia Z2. The OTA’s are expected to start arriving any time soon now, while you can also get your smartphone updated at a Customer Care Center.
*Tip : To Download via OTA connect to a Wi-Fi Network beforehand to avoid large mobile data charges and if you wish to get it updated from a Customer Care Center then make a Backup as they tend to reset your device to Factory Status.
The other Xperia Devices lined to get the Lollipop update are – Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z.
Xperia Z3 Compact running on Android 5.0 Lollipop