Late last week we got what sounded like awful news for the owners of many Sony Xperia models: the manufacturer had been going around on Twitter telling users that it was only going to release Lollipop updates for phones part of the Xperia Z lineage of devices: no E3, no E4, no M2 – nothing. Understandably, a lot of you were upset. But could Sony already be reversing course on its position on Android 5.0 updates? We’re still not sure, but a couple new developments have us thinking that something has changed.
First up is what the company’s saying on Twitter. Last week it shared numerous messages that were crystal clear in stating that Lollipop updates would be for Z-series models, and those alone. Now it’s backing down from that position and telling people over and over, “We can’t comment on upgrades for further products at this time – please stay tuned to our blog for the latest information.”
Does that mean that the update decision hasn’t been made for many models yet, or that Sony is just trying to hide from the backlash? Really, we can’t say.
But in a promising twist, some newly leaked screenshots attempt to reveal work towards a Lollipop update for the Xperia C3. If these are real, there’s a solid chance that Sony’s at least considering releasing updates for these non-Z-series models.