Sony Mobile releases binaries for AOSP Android 5.1 Lollipop

by XB on 12th March 2015

in Android, Firmware

android-5.1-lollipop-updateGoogle officially announced Android 5.1 Lollipop a few days back and now Sony has been very quick to release the software binaries for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Android 5.1 software binaries have been released for a number of devices including

Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, E3, M2, T2 Ultra and T3. This means developers can use AOSP for the creation of new custom ROMs based on Android 5.1. There is no word which handsets will officially see Android 5.1 firmware, but we don’ expect this information before the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout.

Thanks Gabriel and Rasheed!

  • Shaik Farooq

    where is my lollipop???

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Still in the factory and still they’re sugar coating it lmao
    Or maybe they’ll just straight away give us 5.1(fingerscrossed)

  • Sony be like “Make your own lollipop”

  • i want lollipop for T2 Ultra

  • Sweggity

    It’s official Android 5.0 will be the last update for Xperia Z

  • Kiwison

    For some time I was very patient, but now I realised that for some apps there are “only for Lollipop” features and it’s really frustating the fact that I’ve a flagship phone (z3) but can’t actually use these features :/

  • kedar

    Lollipop for Xperia t3.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah as i expect it to be. Anyway i think Sony did a great job with the updates for my Xperia Z, i am really happy that it will enjoy Lollipop aswell :) Might even buy the z4 and z4 tablet when they arrive :D

  • SeaTHX

    which part of “Next Week” don´t U understand?

  • nick

    Bravo sony!!!! Idiots

  • mahesh

    No…see this screenshot…

  • David Hvatov


  • stolnheartdealr

    Can anyone direct me to the limitations of this release? In the past 5.0 release there were no radio, no DRM camera support, etc. Will all the same apply to this 5.1 release or is this a bit more polished?

  • Shaik Ilyas

    You have attach the screenshot for 5.0.x, however, there is no Z in 5.1 binaries for AOSP lollipop.

    P.S. I’m not sure about the 5.1 update for xperia devices. Lets first see the 5.0 update for Z series which is still pending.

  • mahesh

    No… See this secreenshots..

  • mahesh

    Both secreenshots is also same..there no binaries for xperia z in 5.0.x & 5.1

  • stolnheartdealr

    It could have something to do with the “February” launch it was expected the first time around.

  • AXBiC

    Xperia Link Update : 2.8.A.1.2

  • Clamser

    Sony was very quick to release the binaries of the
    software for Android Open Source projects.

    But turns out that Sony is always the last to update
    its devices.

    I’m really bruised.

    1. Design Problem
    2. Software update problem

    3. No real trade policy
    4. Stingy storage memory
    5. Always behind the tendency (starts but catches up and then overtaken by the other)

  • Azar

    Lol, even Galaxy S4 has Lollipop for months now.

  • mUSICA

    with bugs if im not wrong…silent mod doesnot work. lag..

  • David Hvatov

    Problem with design has samsung, not sony.

  • Jecht_Sin

    Samsung..They’re probably designed by their communist neighbours. lol

  • Vinicius Araujo

    Z Ultra is almost the same as Xperia Z, I think they just forgot or something. Remember that Sony did released those binaries to devices like M2, E3, T2 and T3, and they don’t even have official update confirmed!

    You should not accept this page as your “credible update font”. Probably your Xperia Z will receive updates, even if it’s not on the list :)

  • Azar

    Well, lag is always there with any Samsung phone, just as it was in Kitkat. Silent mode? That is the same in any lollipop out there… BTW, Samsung has added silent mode to some Samsung devices with L.

  • Vasilis K.

    6. Most stable releases among other brands that update quicker…

  • Vasilis K.

    Or even better: “We’ve had enough of you as@#$es users, bit$%ing about lollipop! Go make your own!!!”

  • Wolf0491

    I wouldn’t say they are the same. Z ultra has the snap 800….
    Z is the S4 pro I belive and that baby is quite old now

  • haxona

    Ehmm what Samsung better design than Sony!?!? Have you been living under a rock or what?

  • Nawi

    Time for Z4 for me :)

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Still good enough. Stable, optimised custom ROMS for everyone!

  • Daniel Craig

    Can’t you just wait a Week?

  • a.hamameh

    Xperia link updated with new material design icon and android lollipop support.
    Android lollipop in on the way ;-)

  • green s6 edge and being a sortof designer myself who designed this phone i’d say the green s6 edge is extremely pretty compared to the ugly former samsung devices

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    One thing I hate sony for not giving the xz snap 600 since it released almost the same time as the s4 they couldve given it snap 600

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    Lollipop may release next week. I will wait for root. I will stay on kit kat till it happens ?

  • Stanley08

    Probably the ‘Next week’ part.

  • omar

    1- there is no design problem at all.
    2- I don’t see software update problem, they are taking their time fir changing the UI and giving us a bugless experience.
    4- its better having a 16 gb internal with sd card, than having an overpriced 128 gb without sd card (galaxy s6)

  • Killian Khoo

    I think Sony also didnt release any binaries for Xperia Z Android 5.0.x as well..

  • Riyal

    You sir deserve an upvote.

  • Riyal

    Bravia sony

  • Maxx Tan

    it’s more like, z ultra is more or less same as Xperia Z2

  • Jeff Martinez

    Maybe then but now? The Edge S6/S6 showing has definitely made me think twice about which phone I will be gettin…And I was set on the Z4 until MWC.

  • nick

    Umm i think i know spelling of bravo!

  • Jeff Martinez

    I agree the new Samsung Galaxy’s are sweet looking, if the Z4 doesn’t deliver then I’m getting a S6. I’m already leaning towards the Galaxy for that screen and camera!

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Release lollipop anytime.. Ill b chilling with kitkat until, root is confirmed :-)

  • Riyal


  • Jonathan Bratanata

    No. The Z ultra is almost the same as the z1

  • Ritwij

    Waiting a week won’t bring 5.1

  • Emil Oskarsson

    There is barely no difference between snapdragon 600 and snapdragon s4pro :p

  • Damon Adrian

    Off topic question: if I get lollipop can I still use KitKat Roms and kernels (doomkernel)


  • Really am also use sony, This is wonderful.

  • Carlos W. H. Sun

    This app is rubbish IMO.
    PS. I am using ceria z3 and z3tc

  • Killian Khoo

    Actually there are huge differences between both SoC.
    1st the snapdragon 600 has integrated both WIFI and Data Modem.
    And Snapdragon S4 Pro got none of it.
    As Well GPU part that Snapdragon 600 get 2nd gen Aderno 320 which have more internal GPU core as well as higher core clock. While Snapdragon S4 Pro is 1st gen Aderno 320.

  • Jed Estrella

    Scumbag sony, E1 not included.

  • Jed Estrella

    Scumbag sony android L update

  • Simon Setyadarma

    I’m just hoping that Sony would bring that Lollipop to ny T2 Ultra and other midrange…

  • The Flash

    That’s what you and other people have said every week for almost two months now haha

  • The Flash

    Probably the part of “Next Week”, that was also a part of “the beginning of the year”, which may have been associated with “February” lol. Let’s be real, Sony have messed us around. And don’t give me that ‘stable release’ bollocks. They should get a release date and stick to it. I honestly don’t think we’ll see lolipop before April.

  • Snorky112

    S6 and S6 Edge are still ugly

  • cocorico

    What can we do with the binaries ? Can we “push” it almost directly in the phone to update it ?

  • Jaissal S

    Why don’t you (Barry Allen) run into the future and let us know what dates we will start to see 5.0.2 update for my Z1 and others, and check when we might see 5.1 on our Xperia’s. That would make alot of people happy :) :P

  • Stemro

    It’s mainly for developers…

    It means that custom ROMs could be developed more easily.

  • Kristo

    Aww, sucks that the Xperia Z didn’t get it. I excpeted it to get all minor updates until the next major update, to keep it bug free and smooth forever.

  • Joseph

    The z1 was a Snapdragon 800 vs Snapdragon 600 so not almost the same

  • Srikant Boddepalli

    Xperia Z – What happened

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Well given the fact that the benchmarks between these two where pretty much the same, it’s no bigger change between them then snapdragon 800 and 801 :p

  • cocorico

    So, it’s not usable like it ? we need to do something with it ? Recompile ? other thing ?


    I must be a happy man because my Z3TC will be updated a week after buying sony

  • Chris Burks

    so…this means what for a z3v that can’t install roms?

  • Markéta Velísková

    Lollipop for Xperia E1?

  • Patrick Jurdana

    Lollipop for M2 !!!

  • Fempter

    So is there any possible that Xperia M2 and the rest of non-z included series will get official Lollipop?

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    whatwhat about for official lollipop for non xperia z series

  • charbel aoun

    Z ultra is the bro of Z1. Same FW, same processor, same design

  • charbel aoun

    No, i found S6 so pretty. Samsung fixed design issue, software issue and it’s so beautiful.

  • charbel aoun

    Haha nop :p

  • Snorky112

    lol it looks like A LG iPhone Z3

  • Daniel Craig

    Atleast it will bring 5.0, The differences are kinda minor.

  • Daniel Craig

    Well I’m just trying to make it pass faster for you. I just have a Xperia T so these are neither good or bad news for me.

  • Ritwij

    But important

  • Clamser

    As you insinuating

    SONY has no problem with disign,
    who sells better?
    you say that Sony taking its time to produce good software upgrade for us without bug!

    I laugh++++++

    talking about to make change. do not follow like sheep XPERIA fanboy

    I inform you that I sony since 1991

  • Mijing

    Xperia T2 Ultra Dua. Way Not?

  • i am waiting

  • yes thanks……..

  • It’s official Android 7.0 will be the last update for Xperia Z

  • Why do not you (Barry Allen) walk in the future and tell us what date we will start seeing 5.0.2 updates for my G1 and others, and when we can see 5.1 about our Xperia . It will be of very happy people :): P

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