Outside of the Nexus and GPe camp, Motorola was the first manufacturer to divulge any details about their Lollipop upgrade plans. That said, both OnePlus and HTC previously commented, considerably ahead of Android 5.0’s official unveiling, that they planned to bring the update to their devices as quickly as possible and there’s even early evidence suggesting that HTC is doing just that.
Now Sony has come forward with its Android 5.0 plans as well, revealing that all members of the Z series will see the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Considering the fact that it’s a GPE handset, the Z Ultra Google Play Edition will be the first to the party, with all others to follow. This not only includes the core Z, Z1, Z2, Tablet Z, Z2 Tablet, Z3 Tablet Compact, and Z3 — but all their variants like the ZL, ZR, Z Compact, and Z3v.
So how soon will Sony begin upgrading its Xperia Z (non-GPE) devices? While no exact timeframe is given, Sony says the fun begins in early 2015 with the ‘core’ Z2 and Z3 series getting first dibs. While that’s not nearly as impressive as something like “in time for the holidays” would have been, it’s still fairly speedy as long as “early 2015” means January or February.
For those with older Xperia devices, does the fact that Lollipop is coming eventually make you less likely to upgrade your handset anytime in the near future?