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

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!



1. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Out of curiosity why does india get updates first?

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Id like to know why as well

3. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

didn't know that thanks for the info bro

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 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

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

4. josephnero

Posts: 782; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

hell yeah.hopefully bug free unlike some OEM i know

5. lee480 unregistered

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.

9. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 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

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

13. Drnirvana1978

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

sony samsung and xiaomi are starting manufacturing units in india

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