Mobile arm of the consumer electronics giant Sony has reportedly confirmed that the new Android 5.0 Lollipop will be released to a couple of Xperia smartphones very soon.
Within hours of Google's official announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Sony released a statement that the company would roll out new candy sweet OS to all its Xperia Z series devices. However, it never detailed the exact timeline of the rollout process.
On the other hand, when a Sony patron with a moniker SamTomelleri asked the company about the exact dates, the official company twitter handler 'Xperia Phones' confirmed that the new Android 5.0 OS will be released to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 in the beginning of 2015, probably early January.
This report comes close on the heels of Sony initiating soak test, a preview of Android 5.0 Lollipop for select Xperia Z3 owners. It is learnt that this pilot program is conducted by Sony in collaboration with carrier network Three in Sweden giving select fans the chance to test Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact devices running the early versions of the Android 5.0.
So we expect Sony to roll out the latest Android OS initially to Z3 and Z2 very soon and later to other Z series devices.
Meanwhile, Sony in its bid to win loyal fans' hearts has been pro-active on social media in the last few months detailing how to unlock Xperia phones [Watch official video, HERE].
Early this week, the company even released AOSP (Android Open Source Project) source codes of all Qualcomm SoC (System on Chip) based 2014 Xperia phones, so that private software programmers can develop custom ROM for its devices [More information, HERE].
For the uninitiated, Google's new Android v5.0 Lollipop OS comes with completely re-furbished new design language Material design bringing inter-active user-interface, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime and many more tweaks for performance enhancements.