Last month Sony released the Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Xperia Z3 and Z2 series of devices in Baltic and Nordic regions, now the company is readying to rollout the new OS to three more devices.
The new firmware (build number: 23.1.1.E.0.1), understood to be Android 5.0 Lollipop, bound for Sony Xperia Z3 Dual and another software (build number: 19.3.A.0.468) for Xperia C3 and Xperia T2 Ultra have just received the certifications from the PTCRB, reported Xperia Blog.
For the uninitiated, PTCRB is a cellular operators forum which authorizes certification program for devices operating telecommunication bands in North America. After receiving certifications from any of the governing agency, it takes a week or two for companies (in this case: Sony) to release the OS update to the public.
Last week, Sony had announced that the global rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Xperia Z3 and Z2 devices and would soon release the new update to Xperia C3 and T2 Ultra. Nobody expected Sony to be too eager to deploy the update so fast, considering that the company missed two deadlines (January and February, 2015) before finally pushing the software last month to couple of devices.
This move by the company to release new mobile OS as soon as possible to its smartphones will be greatly appreciated by fans who have been made to wait almost five months since Sony announced rollout update to All Xperia Z series devices back in November 2014.
Other Sony devices that are slated to recieve new update include Xperia Z Ultra GPE (Google Play Edition), Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1s, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Tablet, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia Z2 Tablet.
Android 5.0 Lollipop will bring the new design language – Material design – with interactive user-interface, lots of animation graphics, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime will bring improvement in performance-and-battery-life enhancement, new TouchWiz UI features, refurbished interface, lock-screen notification options and many more features.
Other key enhancements include the option to transfer apps from device's flash storage to SD card memory and multi-user profiles (Work, private & guest).