Verizon Xperia Z2 Tablet now seeing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (23.1.D.0.508)

by XB on 20th October 2015

in Android, Firmware, Sony Tablet, Xperia Z2

Verizon Xperia Z2 TabletBetter late than never? Sony Mobile and Verizon will shortly begin the rollout of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP561). Build number 23.1.D.0.508 is the official Lollipop build, but appears to be a slightly older build versus the test Lollipop firmware that was previously available (23.1.D.0.509). The full changelog of the new update is available below.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP561) for Verizon (23.1.D.0.508)

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce an operating system update to Android™ 5.0.2 Lollipop. This version brings Android beyond smartphones and tablets, allowing access to apps and Android services on other connected screens like TVs, cars and wearables. The new material design offers complex animations and 3-D views, 64-bit ABI support and improved runtime.

Enhancements include:
Introducing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Operating System
Latest Android security patches

First impressions
Upgraded users will see a quick summary of changes to their Home screen.
Redesigned Setup Wizard is easier to use right out of the box.
Several new visual themes, all optimized for Lollipop.

Basic interactions
Lollipop introduces the Floating Action Button, providing quick access to common app functions.
With updated Quick Settings, users can access frequent features by swiping from the top twice.
Users can now manage volume controls by selecting from sound (simple), priority (selective interruptions), and silent modes.

Look and feel – daily tools
Sony’s new UI is bold, simple to use, and beautifully incorporates intelligent interactivity with sophisticated transitions.

Look and feel – What’s New
What’s New now consolidates functionality from Update Center and Sony Select into a single app.
Update Center
Sony Select

Look and Feel – Entertainment
Sony has updated its entertainment experiences, including renaming the Walkman and Video apps.
Music (formerly Walkman)
Video (formerly Movies)

Lock screen
Enhanced lock screen with intelligent notification cards and easy swipe shortcut

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