It's been a little slow off the mark, but Sony has finally begun the rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop to its Xperia range, kicking off with the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones.
According to Sony, the update blends Lollipop with Sony's own UI, offering:
·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 customisable 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
In time, Sony promises its entire Z series, including older handsets and tablets will also be getting the update. Expect to see the Lollipop Android build hit other devices in the next two weeks.