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Sony Confirms Android 5.0 for Xperia Z3 and Z2 Early Next Year

News by Luke Jones on Thursday December 18, 2014.

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Sony has a shed a little light on when it will be updating its high end devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the Xperia team sending a tweet on Wednesday. The company said it is going to start the updating process for both the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series of products early next year.

This news comes a month after the Japanese company said it had begun beta testing Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. The latest tweet does not put a locked date for the updates, but I assume "early next year" means either January of February at the latest, although I am hoping for the former.

It is likely that the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z2 will be first devices to get the latest and greatest from Google. After that the Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet and the Xperia Z2 Tablet would complete those ranges. However, Sony has already confirmed that the entire Xperia Z range will be updated to Lollipop, right back to the nearly two year old Xperia Z that started it all. The list of devices in line for the bump are the Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia ZR, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z1S, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3v, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

Of course, Sony has already dealt with one device by updating the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition to the new version of Android. That is of course the handset that runs a stock version of the operating system and is available through Google's own web store.

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