UPDATE: Sony has released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet and Z3 Tablet Compact.
Sony has just confirmed the roll-out of the official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade starting with last year's flagship smartphone Xperia Z3 and its compact version -- the Z3 Compact. The lucky Xperia owners to receive the new Android version are from Nordic and Baltic countries.
Sony has also announced other Z series devices such as Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, Z1, Z1S, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact, Z2 and Z2 Tablet will receive the update in around two weeks time.
The Android Lollipop firmware brings along the following features for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.
To check the availability of the update head over to Settings>> About phone>> Software updates>> System updates.
A number of XDA forum members have reportedly received the update which brings Android version 5.0.2 and build number 23.1.A.0.690. The members have put out the FTF download links for both Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.
If the update has not arrived in your region, you can use the download links and flash them on your Xperia phones using Sony Flash tools. Use the FTF file according to the model number of your device. Flashing incorrect files might brick your device, so please be careful.
FTF link for Xperia Z3
- Device: Any Xperia Z3 (D6603); will work on D6653
- CDA: 1288-5530
- Market: Baltic Generic
- Operator: Customised BAL
- Network: GLOBAL-LTE
- Release: 23.1.A.0.690 / R3C
- Size: 1,45 GB
FTF link for Xperia Z3 Compact