Sony Xperia Z Ultra receives an early Android 5.0 Lollipop build, courtesy of XDA
posted by Peter K. / Nov 28, 2014, 1:51 AM
Luckily enough, the fans of the 6.4" giant who are not of the patient type and don't want to wait for the Lollipop to arrive officially will probably be happy to know that the first AOSP-based Android 5 build for the Xperia Z Ultra is already here. The firmware has been ported by the long-time XDA developer Saatvik Shukla (who probably has a lot of love for Sony handsets) from the Sony Xperia Z1, which shares almost the same hardware insides as the Xperia Z Ultra.
Then again, being an unofficial port, not everything works as intended. For example, the camera, GPS, and the stock video player don't work. The build is available for both the regular and the Google Play edition of the Xperia Z Ultra, and those who are eager to play the dangerous game of flashing and testing this early Lollipop will have to tread lightly, as flashing the wrong build might render your phone useless.
- Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
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I kinda like this phone. It's huge but it can still easily compete with flagships today :) except the camera lol.. Though any flagship from end 2013 is still very competitive.
posted on Nov 28, 2014, 3:13 AM 0
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I'll wait for a version with less bugs, but it's really tempting. I want a LiquidSmooth version of lollipop too.
posted on Nov 28, 2014, 1:44 PM 0
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The Nexus 4, 5, and 6 and OnePlus One all have Lollipop LiquidSmooth builds. I haven't tried it yet on my Nexus 4, just the Nexus 6 L preview port and some other 5.0 AOSP build. I love LS 3.2 on my Nexus 4 though. Right now I think the 5.0 build is still pretty close to AOSP with the LS features being added over time.
posted on Nov 28, 2014, 9:54 PM 0
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