Sony Xperia devices will receive Android 5.1 Lollipop update next month

Sony Xperia devices will receive Android 5.1 Lollipop update next month
It's official: the Sony Xperia line of smartphones, including Xperia Z and M2 series, will soon see Android 5.1 Lollipop, with the updates rolling out from July. Per an official announcement from Sony Mobile on the matter, the updated edition of Android Lollipop will hit each of the Xperia Z series, the Xperia C3 and T2 Ultra, and the Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua as of next month. 

Waiting for an Android update is, for many users, a constant game of will they, won't they? But Sony has taken the proverbial bull by the horns in promising Xperia users that Android 5.1 is well on its way. Those running an Xperia Z device will be among the first to see Android 5.1 hit OTA, with those wielding the M2 and M2 Aqua joining the party thereafter, but even so, this is a cause for celebration for all connected to the Xperia family. 

Here, for the sake of clarification, is the full list:

  • Xperia Z Series
  • Xperia Z1 Series
  • Xperia Z2 Series
  • Xperia Z3 Series
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Xperia C3
  • Xperia M2
  • Xperia M2 Aqua

It's not as though the roll-out has begun just yet, so we'll curb our excitement for the time being, particularly since unforeseen delays can often arise at the 11th hour. With that said, Sony seems pretty chipper in its official blog post on the matter, and given that many Xperia Z devices have only just gotten Android 5.0, we'll expect the subsequent update to be just as streamlined. 

We'll keep you updated on the progress of this release, and will let you know as and when the roll-out commences. 



1. rsiders

Posts: 2015; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I learned my lesson with the first update but this is at least a sign that Sony is trying. Just got Lollipop 5.0.2 yesterday and it's awesome.

15. waddup121 unregistered

Oooh lets go!

21. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I just updated last night and I love it. i just hate the lack of lock screen widgets and cannot understand the new priority notifications system instead of the great old system of silent/vibrate/sound.

2. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What about the Z Ultra? Or does it qualify under Z1 series?

3. snake

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Its under the z series i think

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Z ultra got lollipop along with the Z1 phones.

20. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I still haven't received the lollipop update on mine. :/

23. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes it does, under Z1 series. I got my ZU with Android 4.2 and now its on 5.0.2. Wish other manufacturers showed this kind of commitment. Planning to stick with sony for the near future.


Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

In sweden, 1000 sony mobile workers receive bonus Make.Believe

11. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Ah, look attention Wh0*e KENTOZ is here. You got have our attention now GTFO.

7. josephnero

Posts: 789; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Record of number of updates.Sony FTW

8. A.o.D

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

That's just awesome! My ZL was on 4.1 when I bought it. Then I got 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0 and now even the 5.1!

16. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I'm also excited. I've just updated my ZL to 5.0.2 today! :)

9. brookehiggins007

Posts: 11; Member since: May 27, 2015

Sony Xperia devices appritiated by mobile lovers.

10. koulang

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

Differently, i bought Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910H running 4.4 preinstalled firmware and now still 4.4.

12. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This is a very big change of how Sony is treating customers with updates. They may be a couple of months later than others but they are updating a really large amount of older devices. The original Z is now two and a half years old. Also my last updates for my Z2 were always bug free and smooth. Well done! I think there is only one handset that deserved better treatment, the T3.

13. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

From the worst to one of the best great job Sony and now your haters can't talk s***t about your updates no more.

17. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LOL, cheap troll tech2 is crying right now.

19. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I'm sure they did not cry but they hide like cockroaches.

14. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

Damn,i wish i can go back to 2013 and buy this instead of Note 3,because i heard Note 3 not gonna get 5.1,correct me if i'm wrong :)

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're wrong.

18. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Wanna know what devices are included in the list? Here we go... Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, Z Ultra, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Dual, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z3+, Z3+ Dual, Z4, Z4 Tablet, T2 Ultra, T2 Ultra dual, C3, C3 dual, M2, M2 aqua, M4 aqua, M4 aqua dual Sad for T3, E3, E3 dual, C4 and C4 dual. :(

22. muhammed50

Posts: 20; Member since: May 29, 2015

i got lollipop 5.0.2 on my sony xperia z1 and it is great . the great news is z1 will receiving 5.1 lollipop i'm happy about that. thanks sony you are the best

24. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

sony please tell me why the xperia SP with S4pro CPU (dual version like the 2013 moto X) is stuck with 4.3? This phone is overpower than T2 and M2 and C3.

25. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Then Z5 will come with Lollipop 5.1. I'm waiting for Z5

27. nd8792

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

You forgot m2 dual

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