Sony appears to be gearing up for the imminent – and long-awaited – rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
A leaked Sony update schedule (via PhoneArena) seems to clue the over-the-air release as ‘now uploading’, with the update status listed as ‘finalized’.
This is a region-specific release schedule however, with the region in question being India in this case.
However, if Lollipop is good to go then we’ll likely see Lollipop roll out across all markets very shortly thereafter.
It’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 update will be coming to the entire Xperia series at some point, but any phones outside of that branding won’t be getting it.
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Sony has been one of the slowest manufacturers in terms of upgrading its flagship series to Google’s latest Android OS version.
We first got a glimpse of working Android 5.0 back in September, and the software’s source code was released over three months ago.
Usually, third-party manufacturers take some time to tweak Google’s code to add bonus features or design changes for their platform.
While Sony took its sweet time, however, it now seems that the software is finally ready. This is lent further credence by the fact that Sony showed off display Xperia Z3 handsets at last week’s MWC in Barcelona running Lollipop OS.
We’ve asked Sony for official comment on exact UK rollout details, and we’ll update you as soon as we know more.