UPDATE: An xda-developers user has posted several screenshots of the Xperia Z3's Lollipop update. I've included a few of them at the bottom of this post. You can find more here and here.
Sony’s Android 5.0 push has officially begun.
Sony announced today that it’s now pushing Android 5.0 to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, with rollouts in the Nordic and Baltic regions first and then other markets following. According to Sony, here’s what we can expect the Xperia-flavored Lollipop to taste like:
- Fresh, streamlined looks – based on Google’s material design, but retaining our minimalistic approach to interface and application design
- New look notifications and lock screen – with fully customizable settings, so you only get the information you really need
- Multi user profiles and guest mode – making it easy for family and friends to use your device, or the creation of dual environments for work and play…
- Android for Work – not only are business-ready Xperia smartphones and tablets unique devices for work – with waterproof form factors, great battery life and productivity features – they will now also be part of the Android for Work ecosystem
- Better storage control and customisation – with the option to easily move applications from internal memory to SD card – giving you more control over your content, particularly useful for devices with slightly less space
If you’ve got a Sony product that’s not an Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact, worry not: Sony says that Android 5.0 will start to hit other Xperia Z series devices in around two weeks. Meanwhile, you Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners can check for this update by going into Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates.