Sony announces Android 5.1 update for Xperia Z series to begin rolling out from July

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Sony may be laying off almost half of its Swedish workforce, but that doesn’t appear to be impacting the Japanese company’s plans to provide timely firmware updates to its Xperia Z series of smartphones. The Xperia Z1 handset began receiving its share of the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop goodness a few days ago, and now Sony has announced that it plans to begin rolling out Android 5.1 from July onwards.

According to Sony’s blog post, all Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 and Z3 devices are to be updated to 5.1. from July onwards. If you own an Xperia T2 Ultra or C3 handset, don’t worry because Sony has also confirmed that they will also receive the 5.1 update, also from July.  The Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua handsets haven’t been forgotten either, as they are slated to jump directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop, although only after the Xperia Z series of devices has been updated. Still, at least they haven’t been abandoned.Sony does say that more information regarding the Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua updates will be shared soon.

If you are curious as to what the Android 5.1 update will look like on Sony’s devices, it was recently spotted on a Xperia Z3

Source: SonyMobile


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).