Sony offers Lollipop update news, including confirmation for non-Z models

What’s going on with Sony’s Lollipop update efforts? The manufacturer has confirmed Android Lollipop for its Xperia Z family of devices, and while we’ve already seen the start of those, when will more devices get access? And what’s the fate going to be for all those non-Z models? While we’ve checked out evidence that at least some appear to have Lollipop updates in the works, some formal confirmation that Sony intends to release such updates would be lovely. As luck would have it, we’ve got new progress on both fronts.

Let’s start with the Z models, and how a couple weeks back Sony got Lollipop rolling for the Z3 and Z3 Compact to certain nations in Northern Europe. Both those two and the Z3 Tablet Compact are seeing their updates become available this week in additional countries around the globe. Then next week the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet will get the same treatment.

As for non-Z devices, Sony has now confirmed that both the Xperia T2 Ultra (for which we saw that evidence last week) and the Xperia C3 will be getting Lollipop. There’s no ETA yet for either beyond Sony saying to look for the updates “soon,” but even without any specific release windows this is still fantastic news for owners of this hardware – now we’re just curious to see if any other non-Z Xperias will be joining them.

Source: Sony
Via: Android Police

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