Google launched the latest update to its mobile operating system yesterday, called Android 5.0 Lollipop or Android L. The update has been touted as the biggest and the most ambitious Android updates yet, which includes a major overhaul of interface, security and notification features.
Sony’s Z series smartphones and tablets will be among the first devices to receive the update. “We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android L upgrade available for the entire premium Z series: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.” Sony announced on its website.
However, the update will be available only in 2015, starting with the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series, before it reaches to other devices on the list.
Similarly, HTC confirmed that it will be rolling out the Android L update within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google. However, it has only announced the update for its HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 devices as of now. Other select HTC devices will receive the update later on.
Motorola has confirmed the update to a majority of its phones available in the market, including the Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.), Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. However, as with the other manufacturers, it has not confirmed the release date for the update.
Note that the rollout times for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update will vary depending on your country and carrier.