Android 5.0 OS update
Android 5.0 OS update for Sony Xperia ZGoogle

After Sony made official its intention to seed the highly anticipated Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update to the Xperia Z series, and after seeding the firmware upgrade to multiple newer Xperia Z smartphones, the Japan-based company will very shortly seed the update to the older Xperia Z soon.

According to a post in the official Xperia blog, that has a screenshot of Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), users of the original Xperia Z (bearing model number C6603) can check out for the OS update via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism.

The surfaced screenshot purportedly of Android 5.0.2 is an indicator about the rollout of the firmware upgrade looming imminent.

Take a look at the screenshot below.

Android 5.0 for Sony Xperia Z
Screenshot showing Android 5.0.2 for the original Sony Xperia ZXperia Blog

Going by the screenshot, it is evident that the Android 5.0.2 update bears build number 10.6.A.0; hence owners of Xperia Z are advised to check their devices regularly for newer OTA notifications that could very well represent Android 5.0.

Prominent enhancements brought along by Android Lollipop, for the original Sony Xperia Z smartphones:

  • Material Design: A colourful and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences across devices.
  • Notifications: View and respond to messages directly from your lock screen. Includes the ability to hide sensitive content for these notifications.
  • Battery Saver feature: The new feature extends the device's battery life by up to 90 minutes.
  • Enhanced security: Android Smart Lock can secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or your car.
  • Device Sharing: Multiple users for phones.
  • New Quick Settings: Enables users to get to the most frequently used settings with just two swipes at the top of the screen.
  • Connectivity: Improved network handoffs resulting in limited interruption in connectivity.
  • Android TV: Support for television.
  • OK Google: Talk to Google on the go to get quick answers, send a text, and get directions and more.