Posted on Jun 26 2014 - 2:39am by Anurag Kumar

Google SVP Sundar Pichai has just announced Android L developer preview at Google I/O 2014 event. Android L is the name for developer preview i.e. SDK will be available for developers only for the time being to build apps while the next version of android OS will be launched later. Final android L release date and name is still not mentioned by Google.

Many new things like redesigned UI with more lively animations, Android Runtime getting default runtime in next android release, Project Volta coming as improved battery saving feature and a batter way to handle push notifications now even through lockscreen is seen. Android L release running was also shown live on LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.

Xperia Phones with Android L update

Android L developer preview will be available for download on 26 June via Google Android Developer site. HTC has already promised to give Android L update to HTC M8 and M7 within 90 days of Android L code getting released to OEMs. In all these scenarios where do Sony Xperia devices stand ?

Xperia Z2, Z1, Z, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, Tablet Z2/Z getting Android L release update ?
If we go back to last year, 3 Sep 2013 Google launched Android 4.4 KitKat OS and on 2 Nov 2014 Sony announced its plan for launching android 4.4 KitKat on its Xperia lineup. Sony has already updated its whole Xperia “Z” series on KitKat update while other Xperia devices are still waiting for it.

So how long this time we have to wait till Sony comes up with official statement on android L update release timings.

No Android L release update for Xperia SP, L, M, E, C ?
With the upcoming android L update, we are soon expecting Sony to release it plan for rollout of it. We are expecting that Sony will be giving android L  update to Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, T2 Ultra, T3, M2.

As Android 4.4.2 KitKat is still under investigation for Xperia devices like Xperia SP, L, M, C; we have a doubt that Sony may not release android L update for them ( even for Xperia E1 ).

Android L update ROMs coming for Xperia devices ?
Sony has already discontinued android support for devices like Xperia P, U, S, SL, Acro S and Ion so any updates for these devices is out of question.

What we can expect is that as CyanogenMod and FXP team have already come up with android 4.4.2 ( i.e. CM 11 ) build ROMs, so soon we will be seeing android L ROMs for Xperia devices also ?

What do you think guys which Xperia devices will get Android L release update. Let us know. Drop your comments below.

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14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Saleh Zwai June 26, 2014 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Z2 & Z1 will receive the update for sure! But not so sure about the older handsets.

    • Anas June 26, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

      The question is how long will Sony take to push the updates globally.

  2. Ashley June 26, 2014 at 5:36 am - Reply

    The z2 i think will definitely receive it also the z1, not too sure on the z but i didn’t think Sony would give it 4.4.2 so i think z2, z2 tablet, z1, z1 compact, m2, t3

  3. bang June 26, 2014 at 6:55 am - Reply

    No hope for my xperia m

  4. nikhil shanu June 26, 2014 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Notified me when update come for Xperia c 4.4.2

  5. Mel June 26, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Hoping for the xperia z1s

  6. sri June 26, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

    What a joke .. people are waiting 4.4.2 still which is release long back but not received even after 2 months.
    It will be better not to talk about any further updates of z series especially 2013 models.

    because this gives false signals who are buying these phones and they will suffer end of the day by not getting update.

  7. frank June 26, 2014 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Well, i do not think that the Z1 will get Android L.
    I am on a rooted Z1 now and guess that it will be unlocked for a CM firmware if it is not coming to Z1.

    Do not think of it as a biggy because of the fact that the Z1 is a awesome phone.

  8. Chris June 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I’m really hoping sony will release one for z ultra!

  9. Aman June 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Great to see M2 in the list.

  10. frank June 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Aman but is is only an expected list, nothing official from sony.

  11. pranav June 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    The t2 ultra has to get it

  12. dinesh June 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    i didn’t recieved the kitkat update.i’m from india.
    my xperia zr didn’t show any notification about the kitkat update..
    i contacted to sony mobile,they said that “they will soon release the update and it depends upon the imei no. of my mobile..
    my mobile was already replaced.due to camera occured by immersed into water(i didn’t explains my problem briefly).
    anuraj please reply for me….
    when i will get kitkat update..

  13. rca June 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    No word about that from Sony yet?

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