There’s a lot of confusion and uncertainty right now regarding Sony’s intentions to make Android 5.0 Lollipop updates available for many of its second-tier smartphones, but owners of Xperia Z-class devices have been able to rest a lot easier: they’re getting Lollipop, and it’s just a question of when. For the freshest of the batch we’ve been expecting to see those releases come quite soon; just last week Sony told users to look forward to Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 sometime this week. Sure enough, no sooner is Monday here than Sony’s going official with its Lollipop news, confirming the update’s release for both the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.
Lollipop distribution for both models gets underway today in Northern Europe, expanding to other markets in the days and weeks to come.
This is just the start, and Sony says that we can expect to see Lollipop releases for some of those other Xperia Z-series models start landing in about two weeks. We’ve also got the preview video you see below, giving you an early taste of what Lollipop will bring to Sony handsets.