Xperia C3 Lollipop screenshots emerge – could it be landing after all?

by XB on 7th March 2015

in Android, Firmware, Xperia C3

Xperia C3 Lollipop_19.3.A.0.222_3New screenshots have leaked showing what looks like official Android 5.0 Lollipop Sony firmware running on the Xperia C3 (D2533). The user interface and features looks exactly like what we have seen over the last week at MWC from the Lollipop builds on display. The handset is running Lollipop firmware build 19.3.A.0.222, compared to the current KitKat build version of 19.2.1.A.0.72.

The move from 19.2.X.X.X.XX to 19.3.X.X.XXX suggests that this would indeed be a major Android firmware upgrade. Yesterday, we brought you news that Sony does not plan to upgrade the 2014 non-Xperia Z series line to Android Lollipop at least according to its social teams. Obviously, Sony’s social media reps have been wrong about big firmware updates in the past.

The emergence of these screenshots could signify that Sony is indeed planning to upgrade select 2014 non-Xperia Z handsets, but it may arrive much later down the road. On the other hand, it could be the case that Sony has been internally testing Lollipop on some of the low/mid-range Xperia devices and has yet to make a formal decision about whether it releases Lollipop or not on these handsets.

We have been down this road in the past with the Xperia PLAY and more recently the Xperia SP, so don’t get too excited just because of these screenshots. We’ll bring you any official news on the 2014 non-Xperia Z series Lollipop plans as soon as we have it.

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Via IT168.

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  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Now this makes the company have more customers. Good job and be nice and update T2/T3 models as well.

  • Gadget Lover

    Is Samsung, LG, HTC also bringing lollipop on their mid-low end devices?

    NO (As far as I know). So why Sony alone is receiving so much shit for not bringing lollipop on their mid-low end devices?

  • Lukáš Pávl

    There is only one problem with those screenshots. Brightness slider has stock lollipop color insted of orange like on lollipop builds at MWC. It could be change in theme or maybe fake screens? If this is true and SONY atleast considering update for C3 then it’s… it’s something.

  • Probably that can be changed by changing themes.

  • Hooray for Sony!

    if Sony is bringing it to the C3, most probably too for the T2 Ultra, T3 too… As they share the same SOC

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi
  • T2 Ultra Dual D5322 Owner

    Everyone wants lolipop for T2 Ultra/Dual cozz there are many users who have T2…………

  • Sergio Fernandez Fernandez

    Anyone knows wich is the wallpaper from the third screensshot?

  • A.o.D

    That is the new sony official wallpaper for lollipop. Gonna come in different colors

  • serendipity1002

    Naturally Sony’s (as well as other oem’s) focus right now is to upgrade all of their recent flagships to Lollipop, after that has been finished, then they will consider other mid-range or even low ends though specifically which is rather hard to guess

  • So, what about timel said in the previous post :/

  • asdhjkbvc

    there arent…

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  • Mathias

    You are on a Sony blog. Of course you hear a lot of complaining against Sony. Read on some of the other blogs, you will see they are fustrated and angry, too!

  • Snorky112

    just dont buy midrange phones, it’s just stupid and you should feel bad if you complain about not getting an update on a phone that has nearly not sold, flagships sell more, so just buy one and stop bitching about not getting update, you can get a Xperia Z2 for 399, and xperia Z somewhere at 249€ so why buy T2 and E3 and shit ? it’s stupid

  • roeshak

    Sorry but the S5 and M8 mini are scheduled to receive the update so it’s fair that Sony equivalent devices should get it also.

  • kumarraidi

    Z1 and Z3 compact are also scheduled to receive the update.

  • shenoy

    Never heard of S4 getting lollipop but today or tomorrow Z gets :-P

  • Shaik Farooq

    never heard???there is leaked firmware on XDA forum for galaxy s4…..

  • Chris Naskos

    If the purpose is to buy flagships then why do they roll out low/mid range phones? On the other hand if we should buy only flagships why should we buy xperia and not iphone which has a much more prolonged update cycle?

  • raju

    March 1 week end, remaining 3 weeks to end March

  • now i love sony

  • i want lollipop for my xperia t2 ultra

  • i have xperia t2 ultra dual
    and i want lollipop

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Well, I use T2 Ultra and I think it is better than Xperia Z on the camera (maybe).
    And again it is not we(midranger user) fault to buy the phone.
    Maybe simply because it is good and not that expensive.
    If Sony bring updates to their 2014 midrange, consumer will look at them or at least some of people who looking for good phone with long support.
    Btw why Sony won’t bring T2 Ultra, it is on of the best midrange of theirs..

  • xperiaDROID

    Moral of the story: Never ask for Android updates on Sony’s social media page. Clearly those staffs on social medias have no idea about when will Sony roll out the update, they just simply answer you and don’t give a shit.

    I hope Sony will give those staffs a detention, cuz what they did will make Sony lose customers.

  • raju

    Album app icon old version

  • vampirebladedrake

    As i can see on the screenshot’s the album app is with the old one, not the material design, as described all phone who receive the lollipop should have the material design, so it’s fake, or someone build a lollipop version ( should search on )

  • Look at the date…. it says 28 February. The Album with material design isn’t rolling/created yet at that day.

  • Gabriel Franco

    My S4 is on Lollipop since December 2014 man

  • Fuad Nazal

    Even M2 uses the same processor. MSM8926, which is overclocked at its max frequency (1.3 or 1.4 Ghz in some cases), an exception in M2 which is used by 1.2. So, it won’t be nice to see Lollipop in C3, possibly T2 Ultra and no M2, which share same processor :z.

    Hope this screens don’t be a bull****

  • Cris de Oliveira

    Oooh! There’s still hope! #WePray #T2ultraDualUser

  • Could you just stop saying the same thing?

  • lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
    lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop

  • Constantine

    If you want updates so bad, buy flagship. If you don’t care – buy mid range. It’s that easy.

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  • shenoy

    Oh! I dint know. My colleague has a S4. Now will tell him to update. We always fight S4 vs Z1. It’s nice timepass in office T time, you know :-)

  • Even E3 could be updated, same SOC

  • Noven

    Perhaps, only in China?

  • Stanley Lu

    Um…. They are…

  • Ritwij


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  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    If you say the phone is good, why not just be satisfied with it, at least for a little time longer.

    Also, according to you if for those mid-ranges, Sony release the update but it’s buggy or almost the same with the previous firmware (which I think is basically any other update for mid-range in other companies), would that still considered long support?
    On the other hand, if Sony won’t release lollipop but still release kitkat updates that fix bugs, improve performance or bring some minor new features, it cannot be considered a long support?

  • Rutang

    At least Sony’s updating whole Z series, not just Z1 or Z2 and higher. That’s something, and still Android 4.4.4 and Android 4.3 on most devices works completly fine and bug-free. Could be worse ;)

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Firstly isn’t E3 an Entry level phone, of course it may have the spec of a mid-range but E series is the lowest of Xperia so it’s more logical to expect update the last, not to mention lollipop.
    Secondly, isn’t bug fixing firmware to make it stable on the current kitkat aslo considered support?

  • Chris Naskos

    The lowest is E4 which apparently will get lollipop. M2 is entry level too? Because neither M2 will get it.
    Secondly, if that’s what support meant to be why should be any further development of anything? Since KitKat is so wow why the roll out of lollipop?

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Who said I am not statisfied with my phone? :/ except for a long support.
    Well, if you said, Sony will bring updates, as a T2 Ultra user, I never get any updates except to change the version of the Android which is buggy. Till now, I’m stuck on 4.4.3.
    And there’s reason why midrange user want Lollipop, new features. A long support could be like you said, releasing a stable version of Kitkat or maybe else.
    Idk about other companies.. I just want Sony update at least T2 Ultra because I think it worthy to be updated. Let’s see the different if Sony update their midrange.
    If Sony don’t update their midrange, so what is the purpose to make them? If other companies could update their “mini” why wont Sony update their midrange because the spec almost the same.
    And how if HTC update their midrange to Lollipop too?

  • Chris Naskos

    Sony is that you?

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    E4 was the most recent and promised with Lollipop by the time it was released while others Es haven’t but I guess you do make some valid points. I guess the problem with it now is the fact that it’s sale and it’s price point is low so it may not enough for Sony to spend resources on making such update like lollipop for it. But then again I hope I’m wrong.

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Though I would not say bug-free but those devices still indeed work just fine as they should.

  • Marty

    All I want to know is when LP with hit the Zs.

  • Rutang

    Maybe You’re right. I had Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V, Xperia T and now Xperia Z2 and all of them had bug-free system

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Oh cool, I used to use Neo too But it’s ICS is nearly unbearable for me, I had to constantly clear cache and apps to save ram on it. I still have my neo around running GB which is what it mean to stay.

  • Fixery Foex

    I don’t understand why you guys make a fuss about an update. As an Xperia Z2 user I’m honestly happy with the 4.4.2. Lollipop merely ruins the beauty of Sony UI, and the beauty of my phone

  • Vinicius Araujo

    The slider is changed according to the selected theme. The same way that, in 4.4.4, when you apply a blue theme your toggles turn blue, when you apply a red theme your toggles turn red…

  • Abubaselmh

    even flagships not getting an update in some country

  • Chitti- The Robot

    @kumarrohan43 Hi Rohan. We’re finalising our testing and remain focused on rolling the Android 5.0 Lollipop update out soon..— Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) March 6, 2015

  • Emiliyan

    They must upgrade, in my opinion, only the mid range devices, like M2, M2 Aqua, T3 and this C3 to lollipop, if they don’t do it, they will made to much people angry, I’m very agree about.

    (sorry If my english is bad :S )

  • Aiden Pearce

    Ha ha ha.. That SOON….i would love to throw all sony devs from eifill tower…

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  • Jecht_Sin

    The kernel was compiled December 26..

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  • Jed Estrella

    M2 have 4.4.4 updates so it would probably have an lolipop update, almost all 2014 have 4.4.4. But E1 just 4.4.2. Sony is still a scumbag after all.

  • kedar

    What about Xperia t3 lollipop??

  • Killian Khoo

    Really ?
    I dont thk so.
    Maybe at most one major update and thats it.

  • Killian Khoo

    Flash other country roms ~

  • asen

    sony all another Vendors update his top device . slow slow

  • zymo

    Who cares about Android Lollipop? I want Android Marshmallow update on my device.

  • DurteeDee

    Not if you are with t-mobile

  • Harut Hajin

    Heeeeeey Why We bought Z Series ! Its flagship device , and others not . Example if I buy GT-R for 146000 USD and other 370Z for 45000 USD , and 370Z has the same feautures as a GTR , its so stupid , You will get How You paid to Sony . not more . SORRY FOR POOR ENGLISH /

  • They should do it to all current devices that they have…..

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  • Rishab sen

    I have Sony Xperia C3 Dual.! And I’m sooo happy :) Thankyousoomuch Sony. :)

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  • nondimwit

    My wife’s HTC One M8 has had 5 for over a month now.

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  • Allen Dunphy

    I don’t buy it.

  • Allen Dunphy

    Sony devices in China are like a disaster. Because devices always can not get a latest rolling of new firmware.

  • daviddang

    ugh the status bar icons and the mini app icons in the multitasking view are so ugly and outdated

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