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Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 Ranges get Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

News by Luke Jones on Saturday May 23, 2015.

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Xperia Z
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Sony's older flagship models the Xperia Z, ZR, Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra are all being treated to Android 5.0.2 updates, with the software already being rolled out to the handsets. The newer (although still aging) Xperia Z1 products will be getting firmware 14.5.A.0.270, while the even older Xperia Z devices are receiving version 10.6.A.0.454.

The changelog for the update is as follows:

Ensured the lock screen / notification bar doesn't indicate "no service" when the device has coverage

Added a Sony feature; bringing back the "close-all-button" in the activity menu, so you can easily close all apps at once

Unblocked devices with server policies (such as Exchange Active Sync for e-mail), to enable the new Lollipop lock-screen notifications

Ensured the LED light is lit across all sound modes - and no longer offset by "silent"

Made the necessary fixes to enable the easy movement of content from internal memory to external microSD card (something we saw affecting a few devices)

Improved messaging functionality in Ultra stamina mode - some conversations could not be opened before in Ultra stamina mode

The huge 1.2GB update also comes with Android Lollipop standards such as Material Design, ability to move apps to SD card, lock screen notifications, Project Volta, and more. The upgrade is being rolled out over the air or you can also grab it via Sony's own desktop software by connecting your device to your PC.

Have you received the update yet?

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