Which Xperia phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update ?

Google has officially unveiled the next edition of Android OS i.e. Android 5.0 Lollipop along with Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Images of Android 5.0 Lollipop will be released by Google on 17 October and then we can expect manufacturers to build Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their device. Motorola and HTC have already come up with their plans of rollout for next android update, so what’s next for Sony Xperia devices ?

Android 5.0 Lollipop update brings material design UI to the devices, improved notification system, long lasting battery improvements, more regulated security update, newer quick settings layout, more powerful connectivity options with low energy Bluetooth Capabilities, ART runtime and many other new features, check out the full list here.

[ UPDATESony OFFICIALLY updating Android 5.0 Lollipop on entire Xperia “Z” series from early 2015

Xperia phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images will be available from day after tomorrow so the real pain for various companies will start for building new update. Sony recently launched Xperia Z3 lineup with KitKat update and now whole Xperia “Z” series is on Android 4.4.4 KitKat ( except Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet for which it has been certified already ).

Xperia phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

It seems the right time now for Sony to unveil its plan for Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia devices. So which Xperia devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update ? Let’s see.

Note : We are just speculating the devices list, don’t take it as official wording.

Android 5.0 Lollipop update getting Xperia Devices : Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet will definitely get it. Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet are also in list. Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra follows the list.

Most probably Sony will also update Xperia T2 Ultra / Dual and Xperia T3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

We are not sure whether Xperia M2, E3, C3, E1 will get or not. ( They should get an update. Sony will release an update or not, Sony will tell it in future once they are done updating Xperia “Z” series ).

Sony has already ended support for Xperia S, SL, T, V, TX, SP, C, L, M, E, so there is no chance for any further android update.

What do you think guys, which Xperia devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Let us know your views. Drop your comments below.

Which Xperia phones will get Android L update ?

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 ?

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.

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 ).

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.