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Lollipop update for Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact reportedly being prepped for roll-out in India

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Lollipop update for Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact reportedly being prepped for roll-out in India
Well, the Lollipop rollout to most major brands' flagships is almost complete – we are even looking forward to an Android 5.1 update. Out of the most famous players, only Sony is left to update its Xperia flagships to a UI built on the latest Android OS.

In the last few days, we've seen more and more talks about Sony's planned Android 5.0 update. Firstly, we were treated to a video, demoing the new UI on an Xperia Z3 handset. Then, we got a confirmation by Sony that the update will only roll out to the Z series – no love for the E3, M2, M2 Aqua, C3, T3, or T2 Ultra.

It was clear that the update is close at hand, but when, exactly? Well, today, we can feast our eyes upon a leaked image, which shows that an Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout is being prepped for launch in India, and should be coming to Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact units. The source is not 100% confirmed, however, whether this one is true should become pretty clear in the following hours. And, of course, a launch in India means that the update should slowly roll out to other regions within the following weeks.



Thanks for the tip, Naveen!

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posted on 09 Mar 2015, 17:21 2

1. Drsarcastic (Posts: 131; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Out of curiosity why does india get updates first?

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 17:26

2. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Id like to know why as well

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 17:36 3

3. buccob (Posts: 2566; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


It's one of the strongest markets for Sony, outside Japan.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 19:42

8. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


didn't know that thanks for the info bro

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 23:04

11. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Right India has always been one of Sony strong market. But with the rise of Chinese home made brand they'll need to be aggressive. Good start with a powerful mid ranger M4.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 21:27 6

10. Sidewinder (Posts: 429; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Because here in India, a phone manufacturer won't get sued if a ota update screws up a phone.. Another reason is that almost all phone available in India are factory unlocked and free of contract

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 10:11

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


exactly they don't have a large market share like in EUROPE OR U.S.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 17:44 1

4. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


hell yeah.hopefully bug free unlike some OEM i know

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 17:54 4

5. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


That Indian website source has a track record of lying about their "sources in R&D" centres to drum of as revenue. Surprising PA never verify the source before posting.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 18:02 2

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4403; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


PA has bills to pay. That source is probably paying for the exposure here.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 19:04

7. Planterz (Posts: 2080; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I seriously doubt that, but the site is driven by ad revenue. That's why on the weekend when no "real" news is announced we get those "how to" articles that everybody here already knows how to do. People that don't know search google, PA gets a lot of traffic, so they get a lot of visits, and the ads generate the income.

That pays the bills, not "payola", because PA taking bribes more than likely doesn't happen. Think about it. Half the posters right now are whining about the couple dozen Apple Watch articles taking up the front page (somewhere in there is the Lollipop 5.1 release announcement), but a week a ago the other half was complaining about all the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge press. There's no bribes or payoffs for coverage, it's all about getting Google search hits and clicks to generate ad revenue.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 20:01

9. Arthurhkt (Posts: 486; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


They better got a good reason to delay the update until now, not only they stop the update for their non-Z series, even the Z-series still hasn't received any update until today where Google already start pushing 5.1 update, hopefully the reason they delay it due to bug fixing, or else it will be major failure from Sony

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 03:28 3

12. BobLawblaw (unregistered)


I'm probably in the minority of people who actually likes the Sony UI the way it is. Not liking Sonys take on 5.0

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 08:29 1

13. Drnirvana1978 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


sony samsung and xiaomi are starting manufacturing units in india

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