Sony Xperia Android 5.1Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is currently rolling to the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series. It has also given a vague idea of the order in which the handsets will be updated. All of the handsets stem from the 2013/14 Sony Xperia range, what we don’t know right now is when the company plans to update its 2015 range to Android 5.1. We’ll let owners of the Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, M4 Aqua, C4 et al. know once firm plans have been announced.

Sony Xperia Android 5.1 rollout schedule

This week: Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series
Over the coming weeks: Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra
Shortly thereafter: Xperia C3 and Xperia T2 Ultra
Then: Original Xperia Z Series
Lastly: Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

Thanks Niclas!

  • nice.hope that they solved the sound quality…

  • SUL

    Sony is getting better and faster at the update scene :)

  • What so iam not the only one ? My Z3 speakers became quiter for some reason after lollipop

  • bao trung giang

    Good job Sony!

  • Adrian M

    Xperia Z3 5.1.1 from Vodafone via XperiaFirm

  • Sadman Khan

    They did actually. It’s like it was on Kitkat. However, headphone profiles still don’t work properly though

  • SONY only

    i love you sony ?

  • Dilesh Perera

    waiting for Z2 :)

  • Question for those who have updated: Is the DUALSHOCK 3 controller support still available?

  • SM

    Is this any country or carrier specific or global?

  • Tibor Hornyák

    I am testing it already

  • SM

    yes..hope so…& thus the shall continue the support for most of their low, mid low & older system (no flagship/latest gimmick) then SOny ‘d be truly awesome.

  • Matt

    can you answer couple of my question regarding the 5.1.1 update?
    – is there UI change for the dialler?
    – is there a particle effect on the lockscreen ?
    – (you might cant answer this right away) battery life?
    – is app killing still rigorous ?

  • Alvin

    Since 2013 they’re good at updates. Well not for xperia L users lije me, but majority of us us, sony users, got great things at firmwares

    Others except apple are Nowhere near sony’s goodness at updates

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    I’m quite surprise the Original Z series is still supported. I guess my Tablet Z will be with me for a long time.

  • PoweredBySony

    Has the 5.1.1 been certified for z1?

  • KarenREsparza
  • Paul Muad’Dib

    I had an L and learned a lesson: buy Z if you want to be sure that you´ll receive many updates.

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    Me too. My ZL is already old but strong.

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  • Xperifirm says: z3 customized for italy (and other countries) is live :)


  • haxona

    Is hasnt been available since the 5.0 update

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  • Zidhin Mohd

    What about z3 dual…is it included as the z3?

  • Alvin

    yup.. that’s why i bought my z3

  • Alvin

    believe me mate, you are not the only one who learned the lesson

    even xperia m users had their 4.3 update, i’m so pissed. At least fix the internal memory leak problem, lag problem, and every bug it has even if it’s still 4.2.2… it has many problems even since day 1 i got the phone -__- but i’m still good with it.


  • Jaissal S

    Awesome! My Z1 will be updated in a couple of weeks or so. Sony are definetly improving.

  • Alvin

    yeah. in late august or something, it could also be early september. but that’s just an estimation. i’m not a sony engineer

  • xperiaDROID

    It might look like Sony is good at updating their phones, but they’re clearly the most messed up and irresponsible company when it comes to updates.

    First of all, the older Z series should receive the update first, not the T and C series.

    Secondly, there are still countries remaining that still haven’t received the 5.0.2 update for the older Z series yet, it’s clearly that 5.0.2 has many annoying bugs and Sony decided to barred the line and jump straight away to 5.1.1 but Sony didn’t even make an announcement about it at all.

    Thirdly, I doubt that 5.1.1 will be bug-free, there will always be one bug on their updates, and the only solution will be “factory reset your phone or fix your phone via PCC”. Sure, it will smooth things out, but the bugs are still there.

    Lastly, Sony is quick at announcing updates but slow at rolling out updates.

    Yeah, I should be happy that my Z is still getting updates, but why should I be happy if my phone has many annoying bugs that will ruin the user experience on a daily basis?

  • Lukas

    isnt Z3+ taken as a phone of Z3 series ?

  • bordz24

    Well i still have mine on 5.0.2

  • Are you sure? It’s still there on my Z2 and I’m running the latest build of 5.0.2.

  • Ça?atay

    So when Will the 5833 get this update sony? Mid August. They rolling it too slow. I hate this.

  • I feel kinda sad not seeing my M4 Aqua on the list.. I mean.. Cmon.. It’s like a month old phone.. xD

  • Tibor Hornyák

    is there UI change for the dialler? – YES
    is there a particle effect on the lockscreen ? YES
    – (you might cant answer this right away) battery life? DUNNO
    – is app killing still rigorous ? – DONT seee any changes from prev.

  • Faisal Armand

    What about audio quality? It’s taken a hit since lollipop 5.0.2 update

  • Sadman Khan

    Audio Quality is good again. But headphone profiles still suck

  • Faisal Armand


  • Sadman Khan

    I’m happy with the quality. I missed it so much :'(

  • Faisal Armand

    I kinda want to downgrade to 4.4.2 because of the NC audio quality. It’s not bad but it’s worse than before

  • Sadman Khan

    The quality loss was unbearable for me. There was also this .62 which rolled out to select regions (5.0.2). That one had good quality. So i used that until 5.1.1 came and the quality hasn’t decreased unlike on the usual 5.0.2 firmwares (like .28)

  • Hunter jasque

    Yet no sign of lollipop for my Xperia Z3v

  • Tibor Hornyák

    Anyway : the keyboard had benn changed !! we can place numbers also to the top of the keyboard


  • Adrian M

  • Faisal Armand

    Well.. I’m on lollipop but I want to downgrade to 4.4.2. Mainly because audio quality in headphones decreased and Sony doesn’t give full manual controls

  • Kamil1308

    What about z3+/z4??

  • Robson Kanyama

    I had the Xperia SP as well I had to switch to the Z series now am currently using a Z2

  • Matt

    can you screen shot the dialler for us ? im excited for the UI repair . .

  • karam abi karam

    Yes bro z3 dual will have same version as z3 single sim, like the z3 + both have same android version

  • Matt

    nice ! what to use the extra screen real estate

  • Zidhin Mohd

    Actually.. My z3 dual doesn’t even have the closr all button.. Soo.. A bit confused whether it’ll come late or early

  • Tibor Hornyák


  • Sadman Khan

    Whoa thanks didn’t notice!

  • Melvin Mejia

    That’s great

  • Robson Kanyama

    Can please someone tell me how the audio performance is and battery life?
    And changes in the UI of the dailer. “screen short if possible”

  • David Hvatov

    So system equalizer & clearaudio+ works now again in every app?

  • Emil Oskarsson

    And im sitting here with my Xperia Z and its working just fine aswell ;) Glad i bought a z4 tablet from Sony this year, best tablet in the world imho ;)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    You cant count Apple in. When apple pushes a new iOS update for an older Iphone the phone will just get slower and slower and in the end it will make you buy a new phone. This is not the case with Sony. My Xperia Z have just gotten faster and faster with every update…. So no i think Sony is way better on updates, because if you have an iPhone you might not want to update it because it might slow things down (depens on how old the device is etc)

  • Off topic—

    Rumor: Sony to introduce two new high-end Android phones, Xperia S60 and Xperia S70

    “The Sony Xperia S60 and Sony Xperia S70 will be the vanguard of a whole new series of Sony smartphones”

  • ayub407

    I think the order is done based on the age of the device. I mean Xperia T2 Ultra and C2 came after Xperia Z.

  • nick sweden

    Thank u Xperia blog to write my name as tipper :-)
    This why Sony is best on updates ;-)

  • Fadi Obaya

    still ongoing

  • WilliamTell13

    What do you mean headphone profiles don’t work properly?

  • WilliamTell13

    Can you post a screenshot of the new keyboard? Thanks!

  • It arrived to my country (Sony Stores and operators) just this week. And I bought it just yesterday.

  • Dual SIM devices always get neglected :(

  • WilliamTell13

    Hell yeah Sony! Can’t wait to get it on my Z1s on T-Mobile! It didn’t take long after it was certified to hit my phone, so I’m hoping T-Mobile is just as fast with testing it this time as well.

  • haxona

    Hasnt seen it on any FW on my Z3+

  • haxona

    Which phone though? Z3+ with Nordic FW hasn’t had it since launch

  • I had it for about a month, a little more. Got it in store on 3.6. I think.. Anyways, a very nice phone, I just hope they will keep it updated since it’s hardware is more than capable to handle new Android versions xP

  • kintaro

    Button all close

  • Sadman Khan

    That i cannot tell for sure. Because i didn’t know it worked before on kitkat :P

  • Sadman Khan

    The profiles switch randomly and stuff. A known problem on xperia Lollipop 5.0.2

  • vov

    same here

  • Niels d. G.

    I seriously hope that is not the close all button in 5.1.1? That’s way worse than the small round button in 5.0.2

  • Tibor Hornyák

    New keyboard

  • Tibor Hornyák

    NOPE, just checked

  • Timel

    I love Xperia ZL

  • Amel_Marie

    What about camera? Is it true that sony fix the auto mode?

  • Amel_Marie

    How about the camera? any changes?

  • Sadman Khan

    I wouldn’t say they fixed it but it takes photos much faster. Quality seems the same to me but mind you, i’m no professional :P

  • Amel_Marie

    Really? Gee that’s sad. I thought They improve the camera quality in auto mode.

  • It was never on Z3+. Only Z3 and older. I’m asking about those devices.

  • Jecht_Sin

    Christmas for the M2, then?

  • haxona

    But I dont have it on my Z2 5.0 either :/

  • Sadman Khan


  • smileyint

    I too sticking with my beloved ZL. Rare and unique.

  • Jecht_Sin

    Hmm. Maybe. Android in my phones gets slower and slower just using it. Until I have to restore the factory settings.

    Honestly, I love Sony and my Xperia but I doubt Sony makes Android any faster.Lollipop is supposed to be faster because of ART.

  • I do on my Z2:

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  • Alvin

    Yup, agree with everything you said. But it’s also depends on your everyday usage and the phone itself

  • stergios konstantinidis

    Can you please announce a release date for Android 5.1 on xperia m2 and m2 aqua

  • GigaSPX

    Why no Z3v? It’s a flagship Z3 inside the Z2 body. How can it still not get lollipop??

  • bordz24

    Mine is z2. They stated that z3+/z4 will only support dualshock 4

  • Andrew Sorn

    Docomo models included? 5.0 still has not released on the Z3.

  • Brick

    Update is live in Italy for Z3, downloading now .

  • 2 Years and 5 months later the Xperia Z is sill being updated ? God damn.

  • Samantha Alexandra Vélez Salin

    And incredibly again Xperia E3 and T3 are again the odd/ strange/ marginal members of the family. Please sony tell me E3 is never going to reach lollipop and let this absurd to finish!! Please don’t make me feel special just because you released aosp lollipop and aosp.M for E3.

    For 2015 users: its easy to understand that as they are new devices there’s no background to release immediately 5.1.1. Sony want to test last year devices and Z series. After they do the update, maybe E3 and T3 see the light

  • Just easy: Buy premium – and get premium updates. Buy low- or mid-budget and you will get… well. not nothing. but less. and it’s okay.

  • Samantha Alexandra Vélez Salin

    Really idk what is the matter with E3 and T3 to be ignored again and again by Sony. Both of them are 2014 not so old devices as liable as M2

  • Puneet Mishra

    Hope sony provides frequent updates for xperia M4 aqua and I would really appreciate if they’d do something about the overheating of the devices.

  • Puneet Mishra

    I share the same feeling, mate :(

  • Samantha Alexandra Vélez Salin

    not me. E3 and T3 are dropped out

  • PoweredBySony

    Thank You !

  • PoweredBySony

    Thank You !!!

  • Raj Singh

    Buy a Z series device next time…

  • Raj Singh

    Bezels are awesome on that thing.

  • Raj Singh

    They got the bezels right. The only thing I don’t like about the ZL is the butt plug on the back and no waterproofing. Other than that, awesome phone. Bonus points for IR blaster.

  • dinesh

    i’m also the in the list of using XPERIA ZR ….proud to get support from sony…for long time

  • Raj Singh

    That’s awesome. Now if only I could get PS4 Remote Play on my Z Ultra. It’d be a shame to not be able to use that screen for gaming.

  • Michael Reiche

    My Xperia ZR gets more and more useless due to lack of internal memory. On each application update I have to clear the cache memory before I can update the app. Update the next app is the same procedure. And yes I have moved all large applications to the SD-card (those who allow me to). But you are right about the speed, there is no problem there :-)

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  • raju

    100% Right

  • Jarrod

    These are all unlocked dates and most likely global. Carrier will always be delayed because they need to make their own tweaks and test the update works with their setting.

  • Billy de Fretes
  • Billy de Fretes

    woww… my old Xperia Z still get new update …
    Good one sony!

  • imparanoic

    Nice to see Sony updating the android version, but I won’t do it on my xperia z2, I still want ps3 dualshock controller support(I own 6 of them, can’t be bothered to re attach them for usage on different machine, 3 dedicated for ps3, 1 for xperia z2, 1 for tablet z and one for psp go cos they are cheap when purchased used, also not fakes, original ps3) for emulation of games, I won’t be on 5.1, and ps 4 dualshock controller are too pricey


    adding double tap to wake, answering machine, timeshift video, multi camera to the Z will be very nice. At least tap to wake and timeshift video would be fine.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Same here buddy!

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah I wish they could increase the internal storage to 32GB minimum as they did with the z4 tablet with the next Xperia phone (idk if they already did this with the z3+, I don’t want a phone with s810 since it’s just working fine in tablets), 16 GB is not enough for many of us :p

  • Emil Oskarsson

    If you just wipe dalvik cache and came partition every now and the. The phone won’t slow down :)

  • Eddy Cen

    we hope xm2 not only get loli but android m too.

  • Michael D

    It is 32gb on the Z3+ :)

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  • bojan radovanovic

    nice one, Sony.

  • Kwstakhs

    Guys i really want to ask you a question…maybe off-topic…I own an Xperia Z and i’m thinking either to change for a Z1 or Z1compact, or move on Z2…the question is : does Xperia Z1 and Z1 compact have a better loudspeaker than the Xperia Z? i am really bored of Xperia Z’s speaker(the earpiece is amazing though) and need something louder!

  • Alexander Pötzsch

    Take the Xperia Z3, it has the loudest speakers in the Z series

  • Kwstakhs

    I wish i could afford buting a Z3!

  • Alexander Pötzsch

    Then take the Z2. It has Stereospeakers and is louder as the Z1.

  • raju

    Spider man

  • raju


  • Pangeran

    Fuck sake, no update for T3 or E3? DAMIT!!!

  • raju


  • raju

    What changes more??

  • raju

    August to sep

  • raju

    Still no

  • Kwstakhs

    But, is Z1c speaker as loud as Z? Or it’s much louder?

  • I have Updated My Xperia ZR to Lollipop a One & half month back & My Phone is getting heated very much. Also when my phone is charging & if i started operating my phone, battery doesn’t Charge only & always a System Message comes on Display “Battery Not Charging” & Battery Starts Draining Out Quickly…
    Its A Very Serious Issue & With Kitkat it never used to happen, even with Jelly Bean as well. But These Two Major Issues Every “Xperia Z” Series user is facing. Plz fix this issue

  • I have Updated My Xperia ZR to Lollipop a One & half month back & My Phone is getting heated very much. Also when my phone is charging & if i started operating my phone, battery doesn’t Charge only & always a System Message comes on Display “Battery Not Charging” & Battery Starts Draining Out Quickly…
    Its A Very Serious Issue & With Kitkat it never used to happen, even with Jelly Bean as well. But These Two Major Issues Every “Xperia Z” Series user is facing. Plz fix this issue.
    Plz Find A Solution & Reply On My Email Asap

  • Alexander Pötzsch

    I don’t know sorry. The Z1 is louder then the Z.

  • Kwstakhs

    Much louder? Noticeable difference? Cause Xperia Z’s is really low…

  • Alexander Pötzsch

    Much Louder

  • xperia gamer

    and the other thing .. what was the logic behind placing front cam at the bottom? its hard to take selfie with right hand -__-

  • Kwstakhs

    Thanks! And because i want a smaller phone, i think i’ll go for Z1c or Z3c

  • Raj Singh

    It was an odd choice but one I can live with.

  • Come to Z2!

  • amit kumar anand

    Which date for 5.1 update on z ultra?

  • Sho Firdaus

    Will the xperia tableta get it too?

  • Sho Firdaus

    It was to make it as compact as possible at the time. Really wanted one, perfect size compared to the slightly bigger z, but as Raj said, that buttplug was hella ugly, and flimsy. A dealbreaker for me unfortunately

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    Indeed. Because of that, I have sometimes handling problems.
    The worse thing at ZL is the battery.

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    I had M too. Guess what: BTLE was not functional. No support from Sony because… It was a cheap phone. Because I couldn’t pair it with Fitbit, I’ve sold the phone.

  • Alvin

    at least your phone got 4.3 while ‘pricier’ and ‘higher scale’ phone like mine doesn’t… i don’t even know what should i do to that thing, sell it, take it to repair because of it’s cheap yet ****ed up usb port that doesn’t work anymore (like, only 5% working), and when charging it, it always didn’t charge till 100, and when i charge it, I always have to waste my time to bend,set, or pull and push my charger (the problem is with that crap charger that also busted and also with my phone itself, but having both problems make my phone charge, not easily or not really smooth at charging, but when I use an ‘edible’ working charger, it just doesn’t work)..

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    When things like this happens: learn and go further.

  • kin p

    Please fix Xperia C3 back camera or we’ll switch brand! Seriously, Sony.

  • shhh

    Hi there!
    What about Xperia M4 Aqua?
    Will it receive Lollipop 5.1.1 update?

  • amit kumar anand

    Z ultra update in 5.1.1 in which date please tell me guys

  • Mahinthan So

    With lollipop my ZR HSPA is gone.. It is working only in GSM mode. Now I’m using like a brick with out internet

  • Alaa Essam

    Where’s the update for z3 dual in Egypt?!!

  • hale irwin

    Me too…No problem at all with the performance. Just the battery. Only lasts for 13-14 hours on heavy use.

  • hale irwin

    Just imagine if sony come up with the same design but change the front camera position to the top, and better material for body.


    hi hello..tell will m2 dual users will get lollipop or not???

  • Kevin Pachää Khouyà

    Go with z2 or z3 / z3c , z1 have crap speaker …

  • About 24 days too late, but thanks…

  • nick sweden

    still nothing for xzu seria :O , its no big deal, but it says in the coming weeks and 4 weeks is more than coming weeks :p

  • Rucsko Gergely

    Please someone could tell me, when will the 5.1.1 update come out for z1 more precisely? This article came out a month ago. There is no update yet….

  • Allen Goh

    My ZL still 4.4.4… didn’t receive any update notice….

  • Hamed

    i’ve been waiting to get the 5.1 for my phone z1 compact for over a month now , what’s the dealeo!!

  • Marco Antonio

    t3 will skip lollipop and go directly to marshmellow

  • Marco Antonio
  • Tan Keeyong

    yeah have been waiting for so long………….although already knew it will be late but…one month already

  • nick sweden

    proud z ultra owner, : ) only thing no camera flash , fail:P, and huge , dont fit any pocket_:P

  • Rahul Kushwaha

    When lollipop update in Sony Xperia M2 Dual

  • Dreamerboy

    sony is very very slow with their update……
    not expected this from sony…
    need to find a better alternative to sony….

  • Peter Ward

    Six weeks later and still no 5.1 on my Z Ultra. :(

  • rehnen

    I believe it when i see it. I’m so fucking sick of my t3, it’s a brick for all i care! We heard rumors about t3 getting lollipop last spring, but nothing happened. To assume that we will get version 6 is just foolish.

    Here is to SONY:

  • rehnen

    Or just get a samsung, sony has been a bitter dissapointment from day 1 of android.

  • Marco Antonio

    lollipop is a buggy system, of course it’s dissapointing that m2 is getting 5.1.1 while t3 doesn’t. You’ll have to wait till next year to get android 6.0 and hope it’s a stable OS

  • Marco Antonio

    e3 will also skip lollipop, straight to 6.0. You should consider that sony has too many devices, samsung doesn’t

  • Raj Singh

    I prefer Sony over Samsung but, sure. if Sony disappoints you, buy something else that satisfies you…

  • avanish

    will sony roll out 5.1.1 for xperia c4. please upate

  • avanish

    will sony roll out 5.1.1 for xperia c4. please update or any info related to update

  • avanish

    will sony xperia c4 receive 5.1.1 upate?

  • shumayal

    When can my C4 be updated to Marshmallow?

  • shumayal

    Yeah, we can all agree on that. My Sony Ericsson W910i still works today and now I’m a proud owner of Xperia C4 but I feel disheartened because the new C5 Ultra has been priced the same and the C4 didn’t depreciate. Should have waited :'(

  • Kwstakhs

    Bought Z1c, pretty good speaker, way better than Z’s one!

  • Muhammad Syahbudin

    Where is the update for m4 aqua?

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