Sony Xperia Z2 & Z3 Series Got The Lollipop 5.1 Update

     If you hop onto software department in specific with OTA updates, right after Google the Company that comes to your mind is Motorola. They're pretty much known for providing fast updates to their existing(older) devices. Well now Sony is currently focusing on their devices regarding OTA's, by not only providing updates to newer devices but also to the devices older than a year. Well their UI is heavily skinned(tough snappy) as compared to let's say Motorola, Sony might not be fast here in providing Software updates, but hey atleast they might be consistent ! What is important fast updates OR consistent updates ?
     Just this week Sony announced via their blog that they've started the Android Lollipop 5.1 rollout for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet devices.
Android 5.1, Lollipop rolls for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 Series
via Sony

Here are the changelogs that you might expect :

  • Increased customisation options – so you have even more control over the way volume, silent modes and your alerts function
  • Brand new LinkedIn integration – be more productive with intuitive contact synchronisation in your Calendar
  • Camera improvements – with faster, more accurate Superior Auto Mode focus for great images, regardless of conditions
  • Enhanced enterprise support – with our latest Xperia in Business features for work
  • SmartWear integration – selfie snapping made that bit easier, with SmartWatch 3 as a remote shutter button
       Just in case you might be wondering what about Z, Z1, ZL ? Don't worry, as expected newer devices always get the first taste of anything that's yet to happen & later older devices are made compatible with the newest software enhancing some reluctant bugs. So Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra will be the next to receive it in coming few weeks. Which will be followed shortly thereafter by Xperia T2 Ultra & Xperia C3. Finally then the first ever incarnation of Xperia Z Series will receive the update later on. Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua users will be the last this grab update unfortunately.
       It's real good to see Sony cares about their older devices as many users are still hanging on the 4.2.2 Jellybean software. Also Just today news came by that Sony is reverting back to Vanilla like user interface(Android M) this in turn will make the UI less skinned and updates might reach you faster in future. 

Spoiler : As good as this update schedule seems to be, keep in mind that it'll be first available to unlocked devices, then it'll be upon carriers whether to seed the update faster or not to carrier equipped devices( AT & T, Verizon..etc).

Source : Sony via Phandroid

Also See : Lollipop update for Moto E, X , Droid Turbo.
By: Pratik Patil.

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