Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to Xperia Z3 and Z1s beginning 2015


Following yesterday’s official unveiling of Android 5.0 Lollipop by Google, Sony has confirmed in a blog post today that it’s bringing the newest, sweetest version of Android to its Xperia Z lineup. The company confirms that it will be working hard to bring the update to its premium series as quickly as possible.

“We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android “L” upgrade available for the entire premium Z series*: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition devices will be first up – we’ll be back with more details on that soon.”

Updates will begin rolling out at the beginning of 2015, and will start with the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series’. So, if you’re planning on purchasing the newest Xperia Z device from T-Mobile this month, you should get an update sometime near the start of next year. Once those two series’ are done, Sony will turn its attention to the older models, including the Xperia Z1s, which launched exclusively in T-mo flavor.

Needless to say, timing of release on the T-Mobile models will depend heavily on when the carrier approves the software for use.

Source: Sony
Hat-tip: Android Spin


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  • substance

    If it includes the “entire z series…” then wouldn’t the T-mobile Xperia Z also be included?

    • Waveblade

      That’s the Z1s

      • thepanttherlady

        No, it’s not.

        Xperia Z > Z1 (Z1s for T-Mobile) > Z2 > Z3. These don’t count the Z Ultra line.

        • Mark

          I have the Xperia Z (C6606) and am still waiting for TMo to release the 4.4.4 update for it! :(

        • Matt Pankey

          Good luck.

  • impasse

    yesss, my zl will get 5.0, just in time for two years since its release! who’d’ve thought it would make it through this many releases, hahah. 4.1.2 -> 4.2.2 -> 4.3 -> 4.4.2 -> 4.4.4

  • Webmasterdude

    Here’s the question of the day!!
    Can I buy Xperia Z3 Compact from Sony (since it looks like tmobile will not carry the compact, I hope I am wrong!) and get wifi calling since it’s included with Android 5.0? (and pls correct me if I am wrong but I heard Lollipop would have wifi included???)

    • webmasterdude

      *wifi calling included

    • redman12

      Wi-Fi calling is baked in Lollipop.

      • David Lebron

        Really??? That’s awesome!!

  • vrm

    Wow ! I thought 4.4.4 would be absolutely the last update for the ZL. I am impressed with Sony- they have offered the longest update cycle of all the OEMs I bought from (other than Google). Of course I bought it retail, unlocked ( not from a carrier)- still…

  • Verizonthunder

    Holy S*** wow Sony I gotta tell my friends.

  • jeffy

    If anyone who just ported over to t-mobile wants unlimited data free for one year, email me huzaifaimran(at)outlook(dot)com

    its a t-mo promotion. if you refer a friend, you both get unlimited data free for a year. Why wouldn’t you avail this offer?

    • JamesG


      You serious? lol

  • TeacherOK

    It says Xperia Z so yes it will be included. However, it says after the Z2 and Z3 so this could be in Feb., March, etc.

  • Ordeith

    So what about releasing the updates you have been sitting on for a few other phones, T-Mobile?
    I just can’t trust you.

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      like 4.4 for GS3 lte?

      • aaron

        I flashed att twrp and got lollipop on my moms T-Mobile s3 battery life and phone is running great. Its just on an att rom

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Yea att has it it sucks they get it….rather have wifi calling 4.3 isn’t bad

    • jonathan3579

      Gotta push those new phone sales. Lol.

  • StankyChikin

    Curious to see what they do to Lollipop.. How much they leave it alone. Right now I am on the fence between keeping my Nexus 5, picking up the GSM Turbo, or picking up the Z3 Compact. I saw the Nexus 6 in person yesterday and it is one beautiful device but it is friggin huge. I can hold it but damn.. I’m not sure how people comfortably carry around something that big day in and day out.

  • mingkee

    I think it will be a perfect chance to get Z Ultra even the battery isn’t removable. I am glad I still support Sony instead of Samsung (LG isn’t bad after G3 is out and I like the phone).

  • Guest

    its feb 3 2015 no lollipop yet lol

  • Chris Lefebvre

    Almost May and still no update. Every other phone is getting it. What’s the hold up. Sony released it almost 2 months ago.