Early this month, Sony released the Android 5.0 Lollipop to flagship Xperia Z3 and Z2 series smartphones, the company is getting ready to roll-out the Google's sweet candy flavoured mobile OS to the 2013 marquee phones.
The new firmware (build number: 14.5.A.0.242), understood to be the Android 5.0 Lollipop for Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact has just received the certifications from the PTCRB, a North American Cellular Operators forum, reported Xperia Blog.
If history is taken as any indications, software codes after receiving certifications from telecommunication governing agency, it takes a week or two for companies (in this case: Sony) to release the OS update en masse to the public.
Word on the street is that Sony Xperia Z1 will be first among the three aforementioned devices to get the update in early next month, most probably in the first week of April and later to the Z1 Compact and Z Ultra.
Other devices, which are in line to receive the software later in the year include Xperia Z Ultra GPE (Google Play Edition), Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1s, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Tablet, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia Z2 Tablet.
The new v5.0 Lollipop OS update is set to bring in the new design language, "Material Design", with an interactive user interface, lots of animation graphics, lock-screen notification options and the replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime will bring improvement in performance-and-battery-life enhancement and many more features to the Android smartphone.
A few other noteworthy improvements include option to transfer apps from phone flash memory to SD card and multi-user profiles (work, private & guest).