Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact start receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update


Sony today announced that it has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. 

Along with all the new features that Google has added in Android 5.0 Lollipop, Sony has added their own enhancements as well like the ability to move apps to SD card, minor UI tweaks and more. Additionally, Sony has also added support for Android for Work with its Lollipop firmware for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.

Below is the official changelog provided by Sony:

  • 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

The update is first being rolled out in the Nordic and Baltics region with a wider rollout to follow. The company also did not provide any specific timeframe on when it will be rolling out the Lollipop update for its other Xperia Z devices, but it should not be long now.

[Via Sony]