Sony confirmed today that Android 5.0 is rolling out to the Z Ultra Google Play edition this week. Included in the update are all of the Lollipop goodies that you’d expect, such as a fresh Material design-ified user interface, updated notifications, lock screen notifications, improved performance, multi-user accounts and improved battery life.
In addition to rolling Lollipop out to the Z Ultra GPe, Sony says that it’s posted the source code and binary files for the AOSP Android 5.0 update for Xperia Z Ultra devices with unlocked bootloaders.
Google Play edition devices are known for getting updates pretty quickly, so it’s no surprise that the Z Ultra GPe is the first Sony device to get a taste of Lollipop. The good news is that the rest of Sony’s premium Z series of phones will get the update too, and Sony says that that rollout will begin in the “early part of 2015.”