It's official: Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact now receiving Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Update: Sony officially announced that the Lollipop update for both the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact is indeed rolling out as we speak.

While Samsung, HTC, and LG were updating a fair amount of their top-end smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Sony took its time and did not release a firmware refreshment for its top-end devices. Well, it might be late for the Lollipop party, but this doesn't mean that it's not attending at all.

In particular, the rollout of Lollipop for the Sony Xperia Z3 (D6603) flagship has just begun in certain regions. As XperiaBlog puts it, users in Northern Europe should expect the update is about to arrive anytime now, hinting us that the update for other regions is imminent.

The build in question (23.1.A.0.690) is updating the firmware to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and the kernel to version 3.4.0. The new, more materialistic interface of Sony's Xperia UI is on board, as well as most of the bells and whistles that the sweet new take on Android brought to the table a few months ago. 

Check out how the new UI fares against Sony's KitKat one right below.

source: Sony via XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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