Sony outs Halloween video to remind us when select Xperia Z phones will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sony outs Halloween video to remind us when select Xperia Z phones will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop
With Halloween upon us, Sony decided to release a very short Halloween-themed video, this way reminding us that - as previously announced - its Xperia Z series of smartphones and tablets will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop updates starting the beginning of 2015.

The video was posted on Facebook and can’t be embedded here, but you can watch it at the source link below (even if you don’t have a Facebook account).

The first Sony devices to get Android Lollipop (early next year) will be the Z3 and Z2 series. After that, the new version of Android will be rolled out to the following models: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, and Xperia Z1 Compact (most likely not in this particular order). While all these are regular Xperia devices, there’s one special model that’s going to get Lollipop in the coming weeks: the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition.

Already available for select Nexus devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop brings tons of novelties, including a significantly different look (thanks to Material Design), speed boost, multi-user support, a battery saving mode, and so on. You can check out our Android 5.0 Lollipop review for a detailed look at the OS.

source: Sony Mobile US (Facebook)



1. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Man, can't wait for this update. Along with material design and sony's new CEO of the mobile department, I'm sure they will finally have a UI to match the looks of there phones.

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Now Sony is on the right track. Good job.

2. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Xperia UI + material degisn! This is going to be awesome!!

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yeah!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Finally they're forced to change their UI after two years.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sucks to those who chose Galaxy S3 over the Zed. Cant get their official Lollipop.

7. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

The original Z was released at the same time as S4 not S3

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The point was S3 has near identical specs as the Zed, then why it cant recieve Lollipop?

10. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I cant see any resemblance, except the number of cores, which doesnt mean anything...

8. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What about galaxy note 3, Samsung did not say anything about note 3 lollipop update for Verizon

11. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

The support of the original z is superb. I was sure it would be left at 4.4.4 which was already good enough given that the phone was released early 2013. Keep it up sony! Although it's a real pity the sp won't even taste kitkat.

12. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Hope they will improve the UI :)

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