Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3 to run Android v5.1 Lollipop OS this August; Update to addess memory leak issue, apps crashes and Okay Google glitch
Sony has candidly revealed that it will be bringing Android 5.0 Lollipop to the entire Xperia Z Series. It appears that Sony will not let its users be left behind in the fast moving Android OS scene.
Sony has even published a full list of handsets that are in line for Android Lollipop, while the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition has already received the update as well.
One blogpost says that the company is set to roll out updates to the entire Xperia Z line once again, along with the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3. In addition, other older phone models are also reported to have their fix on the latest Android OS, namely, the Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua. These two handsets' fans have a lot more to be happy about for they will be jumping straight from Android 4.4 Kitkat to Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The upgrade is reported to arrive to both handsets after the release of those for the Xperia Z line. For the inexperienced, android v5.1 Lollipop is a stability firmware which delivers enhancements to ART (Android Run Time), allowing apps to load faster and fix the memory leak issue that used to cause constant crash of apps after updating Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Additionally, it is also reported to fix "Okay Google" glitch and convey the silent mode that has been missing since the phones got updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
The update will include a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements, and of course the core features of the Android Lollipop v5.1 OS. Other improvements include random app crashes of dialer and messaging apps, and Wi-Fi toggle choice access in Quick Settings and a fix for the SMS issue.
According to Australian carrier Telstra, Android 5.1 Lollipop is scheduled to land in August 2015 for the Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3 series.