Android 5.0 Lollipop
Sony confirms Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rollout for Z series, Z3 Dual, Z1 series and Z Ultra coming next week (Gizmodo)

Sony has confirmed via Twitter that a bunch of handsets including the Xperia Z series, Z1 series, Z3 Dual and Z Ultra will start receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA update starting next week.

The smartphone maker has not divulged any information about the exact release timings for the impending Lollipop update on its premium Xperia Z, Z1 and Z3 series of handsets.

However, the company has clarified that the Lollipop roll-out will begin with Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra by next week and shortly followed by T2 Ultra and C3, and then the Z series.

Sceptics and curious Lollipop fans would be craving to know what features the company has in store with the new Android 5.0.2 update.

In order to address such fan concerns, the company recently uploaded a demo video (see below) showcasing some of the key improvements that will make their way into the forthcoming Lollipop update.

Major features expected in the new Android 5.0.2 update include Priority Mode notifications, actionable lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, and an enhanced implementation of Google's Material Design, reports Android Authority.

Unlike numerous OEM and handset makers limiting their software upgrade support for a mere 18 months from the date of the handset's release into the market, Sony has extended the Lollipop upgrade support for a wide range of its Xperia handsets, including a few older devices from previous generation.

This is definitely a welcome gesture from Sony and should help boost its wide fan following as well as boost handset sales to a considerable extent.