Has Sony flip-flopped again? Screenshots show Android 5.0 on the Sony Xperia C3

Has Sony flip-flopped again? Screenshots show Android 5.0 on the Sony Xperia C3
If some leaked screenshots are showing us the future, Sony is beginning to have an image problem as it is looking wishy-washy, easy to control, and unwilling to stand its ground. This goes back to last year when Sony first pulled The Interview after threats made against theaters showing the picture. Sony says that some theaters had decided against showing the film, but there were quite a few that were willing to exhibit the movie. After getting bad press from this action, Sony partially reversed its decision and allowed some theaters to show it along with Google Play, Netflix and other streamers.

Just the other day, Sony sent out a series of tweets revealing that only Xperia Z handsets would be updated to Android 5.0. But over the weekend, a series of screenshots leaked showing Android 5.0 running on the Sony Xperia C3. And while "Z" and "C" can sound alike, the last time we checked the latter was the third letter in the alphabet while the former was the 26th. In other words, the Xperia C3 is not a member of the Xperia Z series.

Now it is true that Sony could have been testing the update on the Xperia C3 internally. Who knows, perhaps it was the performance of Android 5.0 running the Xperia C3 handset that made Sony decide against releasing the update to non Xperia Z phones. Or perhaps it means that non Xperia Z models will be updated in the future. Regardless, it is an interesting contradiction and gives hope to those with handsets like the Sony Xperia C3 that one day they will be using Android 5.0 on their device.

The screenshots show features of Lollipop such as the new Recent Apps menu, Lock Screen notifications, Quick Settings page and Material Design. Check it out by clicking on the slideshow below.


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source: it168 (translated) via  XperiaBlog

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Xperia C3
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

These could have easily been faked.

12. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

Why do I feel hate in this article??? If sony didn't release the update for xperia C then thats what they are saying, and if the did release it then that is good for them and for xperia C owners. I don't see the point of mentioning the release of that film, every company make decisions and change them if they found it is better to do so, hell even individuals not just companies. everyone known the difference between C and Z, it is not really funny, it just shows how much you hate sony. This article is really bad written, making the possibility of releasing the update into showing how sony isn't really good at making and sticking to their decisions.

13. T-rex unregistered

If u did not notice ahomad, but all of their articles are really badly written. blabbering in the first two paras, then blabbering again, and in the meanwhile you will notice some information (if u could keep on reading that long) and then blabbering again towards the end. that's how phonearena is

2. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

This is why Twitter is not a news source.

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Funny how this article became negative in part of Sony where as it should be taken as a positive note since they're gonna be updating if true the xperia C. Oh well another day.

6. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I don't like Twitter because it forces the user to save on words and the message becomes ambiguous. How I read "only Xperia Z handsets" will get Lollipop, is that Sony can only confirm a schedule for Xperia Z series.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The famous @evleaks uses Twitter, so not all tweets can be trusted.

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

One thing i must say is, i am okay with Sony for did not upgrade my Xperia M2 Aqua(Although i totally understand for those who doesn't have Z series are NOT OKAY AT ALL), but what about my Xperia Z3? Yes i know it is coming soon, yes i know it take sometimes to perfect it. But i think it take too long for them to release the update for their high-end, not only they doesn't bring update to their latest middle-end smartphone, their Lollipop update for their high-end series still no where to be found, while other major manufacturer already update most of their high-end devices.

5. 3_nity

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

This site must be rename to SamsungArena.com

8. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

the only one is flip-flopped is phonearena claiming no micro sd on z4 release false statement from twitter news and just praising iphone and samsung

9. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

What does Sony Pictures has to do with Sony Mobile? This article is related to Sony Mobile updating their phones, can't guess a relation with Sony Pictures

10. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

What does Sony Pictures has to do with Sony Mobile? This article is related to Sony Mobile updating their phones, can't guess a relation with Sony Pictures

11. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Soooo, Sony is catched doing an actually good thing (testing Android L on non Z devices) and it gets criticized for it? C'mon PA, simply write a positive article about this, why would you talk about Sony Pictures, and disappointments when this news is actually about hope.

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