Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series to receive Android 5.0 at the beginning of next year

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series to receive Android 5.0 at the beginning of next year
A tweet sent from the Sony Xperia team on Wednesday, indicates that the manufacturer is planning on beginning the process of updating the core Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z2 series starting early next year. Last month, Sony was beta testing Android 5.0 on both the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact.

Sony has already announced that it will update the entire Xperia Z series to the Lollipop build. For the record, the devices getting the update include the Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia ZR, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Sony Xperia Z1, SonyXperia Z1S, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3v, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

If you figured that the most recent models, like the Xperia Z3, would be first to get updated, you'd be wrong. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition, thanks to the stock Android version of the OS that powers this variant of the phablet, has already received the update to Android 5.0. Receiving updates early is one of the perks of buying a Google Play edition phone.

source: @sonyxperia



1. Busyboy unregistered

Battery life better be improved. I'm really frustrated after the 4.4.4 update on the Z2, battery life has been terrible.

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

I've been having the same issue on my Z2. How much screen-on time do you get?

5. Busyboy unregistered

Terrible. Around 3h, and thats relatively light usage too. Just browsing the web, texts, Instagram and Snapchat. Oh, and thats with stamina mode too. WBU

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

same issue , i switch to airplane mode when i need to browse thru wifi

16. sudhakar8765

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I get 7 to 8 hours of screen on time and a full charge lasts a day and a half with. My z2 is currently 4.4.4 kitket so there is a problem with your bettery or some app is killing your bettery life. And one more thing I use stamina mode at 40%.

8. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Guess it's really software issues. I am able to get 5-6hours of screen on time with my z1

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No problems with me. 4-5 hours screen on time with max auto brightness and relatively heavy use.

2. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Z3 series on Jan, Z2 series and Z1 on Feb and then z1c, Zu, Zl, Zr right? I saw that on justaboutphones

4. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Hey it's my tweet :D

17. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

We know your name now.

19. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

not that hard considering its PA name is his last name backward

6. cbatista750

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Awesome cant wait. Love my z3v with Verizon

9. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Guess my Xperia Z will be around March. Still a very capable phone.

10. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

They should push out the updates a little faster... Even an outdated LG G2 already received the Lollipop update.

12. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

No, it hasnt.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Hopefully Sony will make it easy to uninstall all the garbage they put on their phones. And root. Life is too precious to deal with OEM/carrier malwares and bloats... :)

14. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

I have no issues with my z2, average usage 1 hour internet, 1 hour mp3, constant facebook and whatsapp, I get almost 2 days, have you guys check the battery status to see which app is killing your battery, then kill the task

15. docrio

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

It's a pain already not being able to update to 4.4.4. I live in Hawaii and have no way of receiving the update. Is there anyone else with this problem? Am I in a zone that doesn't receive the updates?

21. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

That's why I always update manually.

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Please don't screw this up, Sony. My Z1 has worked decently on 4.4.4 for months.

20. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

Both my Sony experia z2 and z3 give me more than excellent batter life ... 7 hours or more screen on time

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