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Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact get Android 5.0.2 update

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact Android smartphones get Lollipop update
Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact
These two handsets get their first Lollipop update, a release that combines the "pure" code from Google with Sony software.

Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact back in September 2015, both loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Now these two handsets finally get their firmware updated to Lollipop after Sony "blended" Android 5.0 with its own software.

According to the official blog post by Sony, these are the highlights of the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact:

  • Material design UI that retains Sony's minimalistic approach
  • Fully customizable notifications and lock screen
  • Guest mode and multi-user profiles
  • Android for Work
  • Improved storage control - apps can be easily moved to microSD

Sony reveals that first areas to get the update will be the Nordics and Baltics, while additional markets will follow "starting in around two weeks time." This delay is most likely cause by the fact that the entire premium Z series will soon get updated as well, including the Xperia family of Android tablets. We will get back to this as soon as that happens, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-16 (Update: 2015-03-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.