Sony executive says Android 5.0 will hit the Sony Xperia Z3 next month

Sony executive says Android 5.0 will hit the Sony Xperia Z3 next month
So the Sony Xperia Z4 was a no show at CES. That doesn't mean that those with the Sony Xperia Z3 have to be upset. In fact, they received some good news. Michael Fasulo, COO of Sony Electronics, announced on Monday evening that the flagship Xperia Z3 will be receiving the Android 5.0 update starting next month, which by our count would be February. A precise date for the update was not mentioned.

You might remember that back in October, Sony said that the entire Xperia Z line-up would be getting the Lollipop update. That means that the graybeard of the group, the Sony Xperia Z, will also be updated. It's hard to believe that it was just two years ago when that model wowed us at CES with its ability to emerge from a dunking unscathed.

As for the Sony Xperia Z4, most likely we will see it in Barcelona for MWC 2015. By then, those with the Xperia Z3 should be happily showing off the Lollipop build of Android on their phone.


source: AndroidCentral

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Glad Sony decided to update the first gen Xperia Z. Still rocking my Xperia Tablet Z.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Come on Sony, at least give us a sneak peek on your Lollipop update. But I'm glad that the OG Xperia Z will get the Lollipop update as well. Can't wait for the Xperia Z4!

3. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

what about Z1? In Feb or Mar

4. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Honestly Sony's updates seem to take the longest.

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Can't blame Sony for that, they will be updating the entire Xperia Z series to Lollipop, that's a lot of devices. At least Sony is better than manufacturers like Alcatel, Huawei, ZTE etc., these manufacturers have no proper Android update schedule.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Love it how you compare a worldwide company like Sony to companies that operate only in Asia. Compare sony t samsung, HTC, LG. Ye sony sucks big time with updates. Big time.

17. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Companies like Huawei hardly 'operate only in Asia', they are so big they build infrastructure for LTE in countries such as the UK or Canada. But you knew that didn't you.

18. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I see more Huawei, Alcatel, ZTE here in South America than Sony... though I agree that Sony sucks with updates they seem to be fixing that...

5. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I hope the update will be worth the wait. Been using the same interface since ICS...

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Since 2012 while HTC, LG and Samsung have drastically proved their UI's visually at least twice.

7. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Google should set up a schedule for all carriers and companies to update to the latest version of android. I can't believe it's hard for them to release the update.

9. dimas

Posts: 3320; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They can't do that. It may sound easy but updating mobile OS require lots of hard work. They can't just release an update without testing every impact the software will make. They don't make profit with it either so it will always be a losing situation for phone manufacturers.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple called and said that's a load of BS

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple realease one majo update every year...... The Z3 just came out in Canada on October 31st. As long as they release Android 5.0 before October 31st 2015, they are golden. Apple gets way too much bs credit for their rosy situation.

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Butthurt aren't we? First of all they put out many updates through the year. 7.0 7.0.1 7.0.2 7.0.3 7.0.4 7.0.5 7.0.6 7.1 7.1.1 7.1.2 Secondly, Android also puts out ONE MAJOR update each year. So I don't get your point. Also, they have forced all carriers not to use any of their bloatware on iphones and thats why Apple can update all iphones worldwide at the same time. Funny how google, or big sammy cant force a single carrier on the planet to do that. Not to mention hundreds of carriers that apple has forced.

19. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Apple release one MAJOR update every year, with many patches and fixes along the way... Google release on average more than one major update each year which brings features... And they separated their services (Gmail, Maps, Play, Keep, Chrome, etc) so that phones with older versions can also have the latest... My Acro S is still on 4.1.2 and I have the latest updates on Google services... and even though my phone is old I can enjoy many features not found even on newer iPhones. How many iPhone 4, 4s have the latest features on FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop?...

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

8.0 and 8.1 were released within a two month period so tdchnically your statement is invalid.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I said MAJOR update tardy iboy, not some crappy 0.1 update that just fixes a bug.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

8.1 was a major update. Please explain how it isn't. I'll wait.

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um because it is pretty much 8.0 with some bug fixes? Are you on crack or something lol?

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If you are talking about Apple pay, then that was supposed to be in 8.0 but they were just too slow and added it later. So if you want to get into semantics then 8.0 wasn't a major update if 8.1 is considered one so that's still one a year. Even Apple, the master con artists that knows how to get away with anything wasn't brave enough to call 8.1 IOS 9. They categorize each major update by 1 number, not a .1. I thought even itards were smart enough to see that pattern. I guess I was wrong. Lol

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Please come back when you get your facts straight isheep. Android OEMs have at least two major updates a year. One major update for their own skin and one for Google's new update. Which is why the aforementioned Z3 is getting its first major update just 4 months later and the Z4 will have another major update a few months later. People that rag on Sony for not releasing 5.0 fast and give Apole a ton of credit for updating so fast simply don't understand how Android works or lack common sense like yourself. Unless you think ragging on Sony for releasing a major update 4 months later and praising Apple for releasing a major update a year later is fair? If you want to really get down to brass tacks, IOS 1 - IOS 6 is pretty much the same so technically they had 2 major updates in 8 years yet they get all this credit. Go figure. While Android 1 - 5 were completely different. I guess you could argue ICS and Jelly Bean were pretty much the same but hey, Google numbered it correctly. 4.0 and 4.1.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Is Z1 and Z2 going to get upgraded to Android 5.0?

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Pretty sure they will. Just now in a month. In two-three months?

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think Google should work on a theme plug-in so that manufacturer could develop their own theme without affecting the core OS. So manufacturer get the look and feel without investing a lot of resources into developing their own ROM.

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