Earlier today, we reported that Sony was pushing out Android 5.0 to their Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z2 Tablet. We reported yesterday that they were pushing out Lollipop to the Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact. Now you can add the Xperia Z2 to that list. While it is currently only rolling out in the Nordic region, it is indeed on it’s way. The new firmware for the Xperia Z2 is 23.1.A.0.690, and brings Android 5.0.2 to the device.
The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update brings a whole slew of new features and fixes to the Xperia Z2. But probably the most notable is the Material Design that it brings. Sony has definitely embraced Google’s Material Design in this update and has pretty much redesigned their whole skin around it. We got a chance to check out their Android 5.0 update on the Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia M4 Aqua back at Mobile World Congress and were pretty impressed. It seems like they are the only ones so far, that are updating their older devices with Lollipop that actually looks like Lollipop. The update also brings an updated lock screen, guest mode, Priority notifications and so much more. Sony has also given users “Silent Mode” in Android 5.0 Lollipop, something that Google has taken away.
Sony’s Xperia Z2 should be seeing the update pretty soon if you haven’t already. If you have a carrier model, well obviously that’s going to take a bit longer to get approved and sent to your device. While many of these updates are only in the Nordic regions right now, we should see them elsewhere in the world very shortly. But in the past 24 hours, Sony has started rolling out lollipop to now 5 different devices of theirs. That’s pretty amazing for Sony. Especially seeing as we almost never see them update their devices to a new version of Android. What is Sony going to roll out next? Maybe the Xperia Z1 family of devices? I’m sure those that bought the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s would love to get some Lollipop on their devices.