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Sony says there’ll be No Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates for its non-Xperia Z Series Smartphones

Last year, Sony confirmed that the entire Xperia Z series of devices (including the original Xperia Z smartphone from early 2013) would be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Unfortunately, it looks like things aren’t that great for those who own a non-Xperia Z handset made by Sony.

According to the official Sony Xperia Twitter account, the Android Lollipop update is going to be available “only” for the Xperia Z family. This means that smartphones from 2014 like the Xperia E3, Xperia M2 Aqua, Xperia M2, Xperia C3, Xperia T3, Xperia T2 Ultra, or Xperia E1 will not see updates beyond Android KitKat.
Hopefully, Sony will change its mind in regards to at least some of its recent non-Xperia Z devices (which, from a technical point of view, are certainly capable of running Lollipop).

As for the non-Xperia Z handsets introduced this year by Sony, the M4 Aqua is running Android Lollipop out of the box, while the E4 and E4g will get the update sometime after launch.

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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