Sony teases Lollipop on the Xperia Z

by XB on 31st March 2015

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL


Xperia Z Lollipop coming soonWe know that Sony Mobile is set to deliver the Android Lollipop update across all Xperia Z phones. So far the Lollipop experience has started to roll for the Xperia Z3 and Z2 models, whilst the older Z series are still waiting. However, Sony has not forgotten about the older models and released a teaser for Lollipop on the classic Xperia Z. Not much is given away apart from the Lollipop lockscreen on the Xperia Z with the tagline “Coming soon…” We’ll let you know once we have a better idea of rollout.


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  • Game of thrones: Winter is coming…
    Sony: Lollipop is coming..

  • Lukáš Pávl

    Soon…

  • Abhishek Narvekar

    Hope Sony gives Z1 some of audio features and some camera and tap to wake features from z3…

  • With all these teasers coming out, I might go insane pressing the Refresh button on the Update Centre app

  • Omeed Heydari

    tap to wake is hardware based feauture, Z1 and ZUltra NEVER can have this!

  • Who wants that. I want 4k recording and Timeshift video

  • Guest

    i want lollipop for my Xperia T2 Ultra

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Tease us also Z1 users. Tease us also Z1 with Lollipop.

  • Sweggity

    4K is a useless feature.

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  • Adrian M

    sure it can. use an another kernel…… i had this onetimes. but this is stupid because everytime i hear music and i play with my fingers on the off screen, it turn on <.< sorry for my bad english.

  • ash

    No love for us

  • Sherif Muhammed

    I had tap to wake with a honami kernel but it didnt work properly; I had to swipe all over the screen to make it wake and I had to do it all over can u give me the kernel name or the method you used to enable double-tap? on z1 device

  • Roman z Polszy

    Fuck sony in da asss and all of you you fuckin nyga!

  • Felipe Orellana

    I wait Lollipop for my Xperia ZL

  • Roman z Polszy

    CHUJ WAM W DUPE WY JEBANE CZARNUCHY!!!

  • Roman z Polszy

    WALCIE SIE WDUPAKI JEBANE KURWY!!!

  • bilomar

    I can’t “Z” the lollipop update on my z3

  • DavidBaik(????????)

    … that’s good news..
    Thanks unforget Xperia Z.

  • Omeed Heydari

    Whole LOLLIPOP supposed to release soon since november,
    I hope this soon doesn’t mean 5 month at least for us ZUltra and Z1 Users!

  • aryan1357

    sony had missed a tag line after coming soon in 3-4 months

  • Fempter

    My question is, when Sony will release the Lollipop for the Xperia Z2 for Central Europe???

  • Naresh Gundu

    And you may have to do it for another month or two or three.

  • Messup7592

    Soon ? Soon ! SOON #@€%&

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  • Messup7592

    We want “now” instead of “soon”

  • aryan1357

    “nxt week” said in terms of sony,for us actually it may be 2-3weeks

  • Noooooooooooooooo

  • Jeremiah Hong

    Me too….

  • raju

    Mostly time shift

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  • fluxx

    Next week. This is the official statement. So it is kind of uncertain.

  • Wolf0491

    I have tap to wake on my xperia Z. I have no idea the name of the random lollipop rom on it but it works just like on my Z3.
    I will say it is a bit to sensitive as I find phone turned on in pocket sometimes

  • Why?

  • Roman z Polszy

    Roman wyrucha ws wszystkich w dupe.

  • Ravi _111

    Sony are stupid no give lollipop z3 in India

  • Roman z Polszy

    Fuck india!

  • IshuZ2

    dear SONY, please tell us the meaning of SOON and NEXT WEEK in your dictionary.

  • Roman z Polszy

    Fuck lollipop!

  • xperiaDROID

    Sony, stop teasing us and ROLL OUT THE DAMN UPDATE FOR Z!

  • Roman z Polszy

    And fuck Xperia Z!

  • Roman z Polszy

    And fuck you all!

  • Roman z Polszy

    Znaczy sie pierdolcie!

  • dad anals hard

    Did your dad do anal with you today ?

  • aiamkesz

    Status Bar shows Xperia Z will also have the “Multi-user profiles / Guest mode” feature, hopefully! :D

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  • Omen336

    Does anyone know if it’s been confirmed the Z1 will get ps4 remote play twith the lollipop update. I really want this feature but can’t find confirmation of it anywhere.

  • mukul verma

    nope its kernel based not hardware based.

  • Joe Black

    Depends on the type of screen I believe. Z1 has a TFT screen, while Z2/Z3… have IPS LCD.

    Z1 Compact has an IPS LCD screen too, which is the phone I use, so I wonder if they’ll implement t2w with Z1c L.

  • phil

    when is Aust z3 compact lollipop?

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    I do want to try doubletaps2wake and the official timeshift and ultra stamina, but I seriously doubt we would get any of them though. I think we would be lucky enough not to get any of the current features excluded, like how they exclude clear all in Z3. 4k is definitely useless for now and only slow down the camera. For the current I just hope we get all the basic stuff like Z3 like the UI or some core apps.

  • Roman z Polszy

    No, today he do it with your mother.

  • Marlish

    After lollipop arrives: Timel will be coming…..and commenting :3

  • Marlish

    HEhehheheheh

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Huh? Z screenshot show it have the lastest wallpaper unlike Z3… But then again that “SOON”… time is really relative at Sony HQ. Probably the gravity of the manager chairs over there is so big.

  • IshuZ2

    hahahahahahahhaahahah

  • disqus_kef90rwZTy

    Hi, we’ve received the update for Z3 compact in Hungary, overall is fine, however the smartlock is not working with Smartband. The stamina mode decreases the processor performance…

  • Roman z Polszy

    Go suck dick for your dog today.

  • Diazene
  • u fanboy?

    Tap to wake – Not Possible (Sony being selfish)
    4k Video – No use (Too much overheating)
    Timeshift Video – Yes please

    Android 5.1 confirmation for Z1 – hell yess

  • Shubham

    you should be getting it.. it went official! didn’t you read?

  • u fanboy?

    I have already given up refreshing it.
    Soon for Sony means from 1 week to 4 months.

  • ash

    Where will you watch 4k video?

  • King Majnu

    What About “INDIA”. When Lolipop Arrive To India Anybody Got lolipop Official update in India in Any Xperia Smartphone?
    I have Z Ultra .. i m Waiting For L Update but i think that it would be after 2-3 months…

  • I remember that Duke Nukem Forever was supposed to be released “soon” in 1998 :D

  • Can post to YouTube.

  • theblucandy

    never xd

  • anonathiest

    Because India is a seething cesspool of filth that’s why.

  • Ivan

    ???????????Z1????????????????????????????This word means,how exciting it is!!! I’m a z1 user,i will be waiingt for Lollipop patienly.Wish sony become better and better?

  • Jaissal S

    I hope Z1 update starts to roll some time next week too. Please confirm Z1 rolling from after next week then.

  • Fadi Obaya

    I got info that it will roll out this week (week 14) for Z1, Z1C and Z Ultra. Internal Source.

  • The Flash

    Lol. The whole thing is a joke… teasing it for the Z.. but I don’t even have it on my Z3C in the UK.

  • olive

    we’re having it in france right now

  • (C):stem

    Risk a little bit instead of just complaining. I have Lollipop already in my Z3c thanks to flashtool and a Nordic .tft file (I live in US). System is stable, just some few bugs but notthing to worry about.

  • raju

    What about z1 compact

  • Messup7592

    Really ? For the xperia Z ?

  • raju

    Mee too india whatsapp

  • The Flash

    I could do that, but you miss the point. No-one should have to flash their phone.. 6 MONTHS after the original lolipop release. Not when you have the latest flagship.. that’s appalling no matter which way you look at it. I’ll probably flash it eventually, but Sony have seriously seriously disappointed me

  • Messup7592

    …and faster

  • olive

    sorry but no, I misread the thread -_-

  • Boonerski

    1080p 60 FPS video recording makes alot more sense than 4K

  • Andre Lemard

    I don’t think that Sony will release remote play with the Z1. As far as I know the only way to get remote play on the Z1 is to port it with a rooted phone.

  • Boonerski

    I’m hoping that whenever Sony releases Lollipop for the rest of the Z-series, it won’t just be limited for one particular region and instead release it worldwide from the get-go!

  • a.hamameh

    What do you want
    A full update or only some material stuff like in stupid Samsung and HTC and LG UI’s

  • Keduk0

    Can’t hear “soon” anymore -,-

  • a.hamameh

    Next week for the Z2 and the week after is for Z1 and week after will be for Z
    At least you won’t get a small update like Samsung and HTC and LG

  • Roman z Polszy

    Go fuck your mooma in tha asss bitch!

  • Roman z Polszy

    Fuck you!

  • Sandun Prabash Perera

    Fuck sony. Next time am getting htc

  • Sakita

    Sony Mobile HK???????????
    Android 5.0 #Lollipop ?????????~ ??????????????????????????????????~ ????!!!
    ???????????

    ···················
    but now this post has been deleted

  • Maxx Tan

    Late but still want to tease. The excitement has died out, it’s more to “about fckin time”.

  • Mpho L Mohale

    IshuZ2 the update is available, just updated mine

  • charbel aoun

    Flash FW FTF 23.1.A.0.690

  • hmmm

    Nothing on z3 …..maybe after z4 lunch!!!

  • (C):stem

    It’s a true fact that Sony has always behaved that way when it comes to updates, and this behavior is old if we look back to the Sony Ericsson days. Bad habits remain. That’s the price we gotta pay for having such wonderful and beautiful phones, which is not enough to success in this market, that’s why Sony is having troubles on their financial results. Sorry to say this, but Sony has years disappointing people, this isn’t a new thing, it’s been always up to us to keep choosing their products.

  • kk47042

    i am so dissapointed at this point, i won’t believe anything i read. i’ll believe it only when it really comes.

  • dreamgs1

    well asked.. their calendar is different from others. some time back i head next year. Hope they are not stick to “next year” and at least reached to “next week”

  • Messup7592

    U just discovered the internets… Funny isn’t it ?

  • ash

    But where will you watch it?

  • ash

    But what does it say ?

  • ash

    And who are you ?? Insect of gutter?

  • Azar

    Still too early.

  • Azar

    April joke

  • Ravi _111

    Are sony is wested company no lollipop my z3 in India

  • Dáire Mooney

    Upgrade weeks beginning this La ~ generous upgrade schedule for each model will be released later. Before upgrading the system must know Youmie Terrier new features, new interface chip that is known to friends ~ !!!

    You most looking forward to another side of a function?

    …thanks google translate, couldn’t have put it better myself!

  • skyxz

    if it si technical feature, it has somthing to do with the digitizer.

  • sony sucks

    HAHA, sony you are really clueless arent you? stop teasing you piece of crap and deliver… other oems already months ahead of you with tenth of a teasing than you do…
    really really pathetic you are…. i am already selling my z2 but not surprisingly no one was stupid enough to buy it yet… once i rid of it i never ever buy any sony products that is for sure and unlike yours my promise is rock solid… you liar

  • Azar

    You gonna have a z4 for lunch? Great. Lol

  • Shubham

    honestly.. the shot looks quite nice! i hope the update turns out to be just like it! few bugs.. granted! but overall.. it should be worth the wait!! :)

  • skyxz

    That wallpaper, that feel, that huge power key just shines in this pic.

  • Andre Lemard

    So much rage over a software update…

  • Allenwtface

    good one bro

  • anonathiest

    Actually no. I live in a civilized country. Maybe India should prioritize dealing with its FGM and RAPE problems before thinking it’s “equal” with the real developed world. And yes, that includes getting priority software updates.

  • anonathiest

    I hope I never meet you in person.

  • Allenwtface

    4k video takes lots of storage..

  • Allenwtface

    Android lolipop will be rolled out in this week. Every device has a time table to upgarde. You can see what’s new in sony lolipop of the new function and user interface in this vedio. What functions are you looking for?

    Holy shit

  • Carlos W. H. Sun

    Dear CEO of Sony,

    I am your father!

    Regards
    Carlos

  • Dhama

    Better to go for nexus devices !!! Google should come up Apple like products with androids!!

  • William Wijaya

    maybe their days per weeks is different from our :D
    Just Kidding
    they always do that for software update for some reason.
    maybe Quality Assurance, but sometimes they still got a few bugs

  • Ivica Music
  • Hugo Leonardo

    What’s the problem to share an expected date? They DO know when it’s going to be, so, be honest with us, it won’t hurt, quite opposite, it’ll improve the bond between costumers and manufactory. And also, if you wanna “test” releasing in a small market, why not a “Release Candidate” for those willing to come forward and is willing to test it.

    I HATE WAITING SO THE WHOLE WORLD .. IT’S THE WORST FEELING EVER, HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMETHING WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA .. And instead you help, you start to tease us with information that will only make us feel BAD. I want so much to say some words to you .. but I won’t =/

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Speaking of Timel, where is that bastard? ;)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    even Xperia Z can have that feature with another custom kernel. So NO its not hardware based..

  • Emil Oskarsson

    well atleast i PREFER fully tested softwares without bugs. And Sony is pretty awesome at updates when you think about it, they update a lot of devices at the same time (pretty much)

  • Dion

    Stop being so update hungry be happy that our z even gets the update

  • Jardany Estrada Nuñez

    We wait :(

  • Anuruddha Udesh

    Fucking sony vs fucking grand theft auto v which fuckers best for fucking

  • bill z1c
  • bill z1c

    Yesterday.Lollipop coming soon :D

  • Sampahio Damaceno

    Call Ygritte for “You know nothing, Sony”

  • bilomar

    Why teasing? everybody knows it will come and how it will look by now. They’re trolling.

  • rvjaywaks

    Gta v are ages available on console. I’m glad I have it on ps4

  • Anderson Lima

    What about Xperia Z1?

  • The flash doesn’t want to flash his phone.

  • Kamil1308

    Be patient and just wait. Only about 1.6% of android phones have lollipop. We should be thankfully that Sony will bring it to all the Z`s. So what you will have to wait couple more weeks. What I am trying to say it stop bitching and be patient.

  • I’m sorry who is Timel?

  • ash

    sony is the only company which has released lollipop. and too without bugs as compared to samsung and others even google. So sony is my preferred company. however I have still not recieved lolipop for my Z1 compact

  • hmmm

    hahaha….launch!

  • (C):stem

    LOL

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    it doesnt…

  • [S]unjay

    Veil of Maya!

  • [S]unjay

    Lollipop will stop world hunger!

  • [S]unjay

    It’s in the kernel.

  • [S]unjay

    It’s already April 1st in Japan so it makes sense, haha

  • [S]unjay

    We know!

  • Nino

    Bipolar crybaby that often writes useless coments on this site. Like “Samsung is so much better than Sony becouse I said so Hur Durrr.”

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  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    I got it last month, March 16. Probably coz the developers working in Lund, Sweden. I’m from Stockholm.

  • Ryan

    I have double tap feature on my Z1, you don’t know what you are talking about…

  • Sampahio Damaceno

    When SONY says “update soon” http://9gag.com/gag/aj0O3Pp?ref=android.s.wt

  • skyxz

    Is the digitizer active even when the phone is in sleep mode? (without root)

  • [S]unjay

    I believe so, I can’t think of another way for it to register touches for double tap to wake.

  • Ayad Fahos

    We sttil wait lolipop in asia but nathing only talk

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    This should be sent straight to Sony Mobile. They really need to pick up the dictionary and learn the meaning of Soon…lol

  • Amel_Marie

    Any news for Lollipop z3 in Malaysia?

  • aryan1357

    just type the word you used on google “cesspool of filth” the total first page goes to the your REAL DEVELOPED WORLD .

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c
  • sam890

    When will i get the lollipop update for my Z3?? It been ages since Sony announced the update.

  • Aiden Pearce

    ha ha ha…saw this for z3 some 6/7 months ago and still waiting…sony says they rolled it but nothing till now!!!

  • Riyal

    Guess what… April fools :D Xperia Z ain’t gonna get lollipop lol!

  • Ritwij

    Or 437 months

  • Kadir

    1 weeks later? it means about 2 or 3 weeks later :(

    https://twitter.com/SonyMobileNews/status/582898156628766720

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  • ash

    Oh really ? Tell me one country which do not have rape? May be you have to still wake up and see the world. Developed world give naughty america ? Xvideos? Damn the number of sluts developed world have and hookers never mind.

  • Roche

    How to do the update? I have a Z3 compact. It says ‘UPDATE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA COMPUTER.’

  • Amel_Marie

    Find a computer and download pc companion and start downloading.

  • Roche

    Do I have to connect my phone to the PC or not needed? Or what?

  • Amel_Marie

    Yes. Connect your xperia to your pc. Download the firmware and installation process will be done via computer.

  • Geese Howard

    Well you guys give Sony a chance and see how they play this time… They did pretty well with the foreplay and poking so far, so NOW only thing left is to see if they can let us ALL climax!

  • Geese Howard

    XD XD Hahaha,,, well said!

  • Roche

    Many thanks to you..

  • Yasir Fawad

    today i got it on my Z3c here in Pakistan.

  • The Flash

    Hehe

  • The Flash

    There were about 2bn android devices at the end of 2014.. it’s definitely gone up by now. 1.6% of devices being on Lollipop means there are about 32 million phones on Lollipop. No excuses can be made as to why the Z3/Z3C don’t have it in major markets.

    “So what you will have to wait couple more weeks ?? What I am trying to say it stop bitching and be patient.”

    That’s what I’ve been doing the last 6 months lol. You can only tell people to be patient and wait for so long. When will you admit people have been patient? 7 months, 8 months, a year after Lollipop’s release? There has to be some cut off date. And I’m well within my right to be pissed off now.

  • Roche

    I did connect my phone to a pc. What is exactly to download? Will i download from my phone?

  • Amel_Marie

    Dont mention it. We’re Xperia lovers. We help each other :)

  • Roche

    I did connect it to a pc already. I tried downloading PC Companion but nothing happened.

  • Amel_Marie

    Upload some screenshots of your process.

  • Roche

    Nothing happens.. i tried many times already

  • Amel_Marie

    Download that from your pc, install it and then plug in your phone to your pc via usb. After that, screenshot it.

  • Roche

    Look…

  • Amel_Marie

    Let your pc download the firmware and it’ll guide you to the installation process And then you can enjoy your lollipop.

    P/s: which region do you live?

  • fako namo

    “classic”. Its TWO YEARS OLD

  • Roche

    Thanks a lot. Still downloading, it takes time. Currently, I’m in Dubai. How about you?

  • Mayur

    Don’t know what’s going on at SMC just look at the reply at sony xperia official twitter account

  • Roche

    I did it, it’s done. However, I’m pissed bcz I can’t turn my phone to silent mode. You have an idea on how to do it?

  • Roche

    Also, even though I turned off notifications, still it appears. What should I do?

  • Lois Bernard

    Got it Monday. Z3 6603. Very happy.

  • Amel_Marie

    As far as i know, lollipop havent fixed this bug yet. Just wait for a bug fix.

  • Amel_Marie

    I live in Malaysia. Sadly, we havent received any lollipop yet. Lucky you

  • Some Guy

    So whenever it’s released for the Z, us c6606 owners will probably have to wait 6 months :/

  • Chee Siong Lee

    I’ve been waiting too in Malaysia

  • Amel_Marie

    Rasanya kena tunggu sehingga jumaat ni untuk z3 i guess :/

  • Amel_Marie

    Where do you live?

  • ?????????

    ??????

  • Roche

    It’s okay now. I’ve seen an option to block notification in every app installed.

  • Sandun Prabash Perera

    sony is always going end. They cant protect trust of consumers. Sony will be become a bankrupt company. i dont trust sony again.

  • ?????????

    yeah, well said

  • Roche

    Maybe soon. You will receive it also.

  • Amel_Marie

    Yeah… I was hoping this week, tomorrow’s my last hope.

  • Hoosen Ally

    I got the update on the 31st of March
    Took me two days to download it (with fast internet)
    Im installing it on my z3c right now

  • rus_media

    Sony Xperia is totally Japan based now. So they can’t even hear others and US is far away. You know what? they don’t even have an acceptable Android software engineer. And I doubt if they really have, he/she has lack of English language knowledge.

  • jirokanz

    It took less than 10 min to flash. No complaint here.

  • Gaz Instone

    Did you have to write so many sentences? Surely you could have used less ;)

  • Sweggity

    It consumes lot of data and u cannot view the 4K unless u got a 4K TV or monitor which I am sure u don’t.

  • Sweggity

    Time shift I don’t think Z will get it on lollipop

  • Great I don’t want 4K recording anymore…

  • Roman z Polszy

    Fuck you!

  • HR

    find the volume down button on your phone. choose one of your fingers. push the button.

  • Jatin

    Did anyone received the lollipop on Z3 in India?

  • Nabeel Ahmad

    how soon?

  • Roche

    But it will vibrate

  • MatthewPDX

    I have both so I’d like to see 4k. I’m sure I’m in the minority.

  • Rhyston Da Silva

    No Feedback from twitter, no estimated date of release, nothing for the Xperia Z2, waiting very impatiently!! Please Sony, we need dates not just “soon” or “begining of 2015” the begining has come and gone and im still waiting.

  • Rhyston Da Silva

    In which country? Im waiting.

  • HR

    Then switch to silent mode lol.

  • IshuZ2

    ur full update is out, but with bugs and problem. same like samsung n HTC. What was the use of rolling so late n at the end?? its still with problem

  • a.hamameh

    For me I faced only one issue
    The x-reality and the super vivid are missing nothing else.
    They fixed a lot of bugs in kitkat, it’s faster and no lags in camera…..
    This is the result of my phone with Lollipop.

  • lily

    what does it means by updatr only available via computer ? T,T

  • Disha

    For how long we have to wait for Lolipop update in india xperia z c6602.. Taking so much long time..

  • vishalshah

    When xperia z will get lolipop update ? Its seriously too late for sony…

  • Uday

    when xperia z is going to see Lollipop taste ?

  • jayesh

    Where is 5.0 for sony z?

  • I have asked Sony Mobile Poland about Xperia Z and Android L, they response,that 5.0.2 will be released these week, probably tomorow.

  • Asked last week:

    – Hi, so I ask, as is the case of update Sony Xperia Z (C6603) to Android 5.0.2? Do youu know, maybe when they finally any, will be released?Thnx for info:(

    – Week-half start in the world, will also to us

  • Sdamaceno
  • Dinesh Magendiran

    less… Y should i pay double the price for low performance mobile…. this is my 1st sony mobile I had lot of expectation on sony before buying it. But it’s totally gone now. A small phone moto e2nd gen got lollypop and still sony can’t fix the release date…. I lost hope on sony. Now I feel I jus got a 30 k plastic box Compare to htc 816 20 k mobile…..

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