Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact-11

Sony has been gradually pushing out Android 5.0 Lollipop to a wide range of its Xperia products this year and the company has confirmed that the roll-out continues to land in new regions this week. Not only that, but Sony has also announced that it will be upgrading its premium Xperia Z line-up to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Along with another update to Sony’s extensive Xperia Z range, the company has stated that the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3 will receive Android 5.1, beginning in July. The Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua will also jump straight to the same update, but this roll-out will commence sometime after 5.1 is available for the Xperia Z range.

For reference, the premium Xperia Z series includes the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, Z1, Z1S, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact, Z2, Z2 Tablet, Z3, Z3v, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact, according to Sony.

Back in mid-May, a video appeared demonstrating Android 5.1.1 running on an Xperia Z3, the first hint that the company was planning to update the handset further. Although, a 5.1 update for so many handsets is a bit of a surprise. The video also granted us a quick look at some new animations, icons and changes to the Walkman app that will likely appear in the new update.

Sony says that the time-frame for the Android 5.1 updates will vary from device to device and will be dependent on the market and carrier. Further details will be made available in the future and it’s certainly good news to hear that Sony’s update plans aren’t stopping at Android 5.0.