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Published On: Fri, Mar 20th, 2015

Android Lollipop Will Be Released for Sony’s Xperia Z Series Only

After a long silence concerning the time when the not-so-new Android Lollipop update is going to get to their smartphones, Sony finally made an announcement, greatly disappointing the owners of all their phones but Xperia Z series.

According to official Tweets made by the company’s representatives, Sony is very sorry about the situation, but all but the owners of Xperia Z series smartphones are in for some tough luck, as Sony doesn’t have plans for releasing Android 5.0 update for any other phones but Xperia M4 Aqua which already runs it.

Public domain image/ MaxSem via Wikimedia Commons

Public domain image/ MaxSem via Wikimedia Commons

Xperia Z users can expect a number of interesting improvements, including enhanced security, longer battery life, device sharing, television support, notification system and, probably the most importantly, all-new user interface based on Material Design – a design decision which is going to grow in popularity in 2015, according to Magicdust, a Sydney web design company.

The last update to land on Xperia Z phones was Android 4.4.4 KitKat; and now it may be a good time for Xperia Z to start checking their devices to see if the long-awaited update has gotten to them.

Sony isn’t the only company that made decisions in connection with Android Lollipop update. Although the original update was released last November, it is still only available on a handful of devices. While Sony suddenly disappoints its users stating that not all their devices will receive the update, other smartphone producers, like Samsung, slowly but steadily roll it out for a number of their phones, with LG following closely behind.

The long delay in rolling out the lauded Lollipop is partially caused by the fact that its updated version, Lollipop 5.1, was released back in February. As a result, a number of carriers decided to prepare and roll out the latest version, skipping 5.0, thus saving on costs and dealing with problems caused by original Lollipop.

Nevertheless, so far the percentage of phones using Android Lollipop remains rather underwhelming. According to the statistics recently released by Google, only about 3.3% of all devices accessing Google Play use Lollipop.

Guest Author: Melissa Burns graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Iowa State University in 2008. Now she is an entrepreneur and independent journalist, focusing on startups, information technologies and how these ones may be implemented in the sphere of education. She has written approximately 2000 articles covering mentioned subjects.

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