If you are a user of Sony's Xperia Z series of smartphones, then do check out for the Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update that should begin its official rollout for a majority of your devices soon.

According to the Xperia blog, a new firmware bearing version number 14.5.A.0.242 has recently passed certification for prominent Xperia smartphones such as the Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, and the Z1 Compact.

Xperia blog states that it firmly believes the above certified firmware to be the Android Lollipop OS update which means that it should do no harm for users of Sony's Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact to check respective handsets for newer over-the-air (OTA) notifications that could well turn out to be Android Lollipop.

The above report adds meat to Sony's earlier official statement about Android Lollipop being released to users of its entire Xperia Z series of smartphones.

Hence, owners of Sony Xperia's Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact, can check their respective smartphones, and let us know in our comments section below, with regard to rollout of Android Lollipop OS update.

Prominent enhancements brought along by Android Lollipop, for Sony's 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, get directions and more.