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Sony will roll out Android 5.1 to Xperia Z hardware in July, more hardware to follow

Sony has been on quite the update roll as-of-late with updating the Xperia Z range of handsets up to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Once the update rollout has completed, the company will be moving onto Android 5.1, which will hit the Xperia Z family as well as the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 starting next month.

But Sony isn't done just yet. The announcement also touched on the Xperia M2, Xperia M2 Aqua, noting that both will be directly bumped to Android 5.1. These two smartphones will receive some update love once all above hardware have been updated. Do remain tuned to our feeds and we'll cover the updates as they go live.

Source: Sony

17 Comments
  • Better late then never. And Xperia Z phones are probably one of the best looking smartphones lines there is. S6 Edge and LG G4
  • Also worth noting that after the release of Android 5.0 Vista, Sony issued another firmware update to add in the "close all" button to the multitasking screen which was available on the Xperia UI until then but was shortly removed because Google didn't have one on their version.
  • I would love to receive Android 5.0.2 on my xperia tablet Z2...Still waiting... Posted via Android Central App
  • I would love 5.0.2 on my Z3v.....
  • You have the special Z3V from the world's worst carrier, so forget the update and we enjoy the Verizon logo. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know. I wish i could switch but the wife doesn't want to. Sadly they have the best service everywhere we go.
  • The Z3v will go directly to 5.1 since Verizon's HD Calling/VOLTE is built into the source.
  • It's nice to hear that Sony's turning it up in the update department... Keep it up SONY!...
  • So, we'll actually see the update in September, then (maybe)?
  • I'm skeptical about release dates for updates but I can at least say that the Lollipop update on T-Mobile has been flawless and very beautiful. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Really enjoying 5.02 on my Z3, it fixed the quirks this phone had and is just clean and fast. Battery life is still spectacular for me as well. Hope the Verizon version gets it in short order. Not sure what 5.1 will add to the table but it's nice to hear that another update should come to the Z line. Sony Z3 via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, I have been really pleased with the 5.0 update on the Z3C. I didn't have any of the annoying issues that people have complained about, but I did a factory wipe and clean install. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I give it another 6 months to a year for the Z3v sadly.
  • IF the information regarding the camera on the Z3+ is true, 5.1 MAY bring more manual controls to the camera like shutter speed and manual focus.
  • I believe this update will bring the Camera2 API functions to the camera experience as well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oooh what's that Posted via the Android Central App
  • My t-mobile Z3 just got the Lollipop update like 2 days ago. This means I'm now expecting to get the 5.1 update around Christmas lol