Almost two weeks after Sony began rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Xperia Z3 and Z2 series devices in the Nordic and Baltic regions, the company has now announced that its rollout process has been expanded to other global markets. Sony has also confirmed that the Xperia C3 and Xperia T2 Ultra would also receive the Android 5.0 update later this year, though it did not provide any specific release date.
Sony had announced the start of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout for its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones in the middle of March. However, the rollout was very slow, as Sony, appeared to be pushing out the update only to a handful of devices in order to check for bugs before expanding it to its other devices. Last week, there had been reports of Xperia Z2 users from the Nordic and Baltic regions receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, though the company did not make any official announcement.
On Monday, Sony announced that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet would start rolling out from next week. The Japanese smartphone manufacturer also announced that the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact had begun receiving its Android 5.0 Lollipop update, while two other Sony smartphones - the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Sony Xperia C3 – would begin receiving the Lollipop update "soon."
Since the roll-out process will be carried out in phases, it will take some time for the update to reach all the regions in the world. U.S. users of the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v and the Xperia Z2 Tablet will have to wait a little longer for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, as Sony is still testing the firmware for the Xperia Z3, while the Xperia Z3v and Xperia Z2 Tablet are on Verizon's network, which means the rollout will be more delayed.