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Logos of Sony Corp. seen at an electronics store in Tokyo                                                   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Within hours of the Google Android 5.0 Lollipop announcement, Sony has confirmed the release of the new OS update to all its Xperia Z series devices.

"Since the initial reveal of the Android 'L' Developer Preview, we've seen lots of questions on our upgrade roadmap about our plans – so, here goes... We'll be making Sony Mobile's Android 'L' upgrade available for the entire premium Z series," the company stated on their official blog.

The Xperia Z series devices confirmed to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop are:

  • Xperia Z Ultra GPE (Google Play Edition)
  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia Z1s
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3v
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet

[Note: Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPe will be the first device to get the new OS update as it runs on stock Android]

This revelation is certain to cheer Sony fans but here is the catch; the company says the roll out of Lollipop OS update will begin only in early 2015, initially with the latest Z3 series, then to Z2 and to other Z series devices.

Besides Sony, HTC and Motorola have also confirmed the release Android Lollipop on select smartphones, including HTC One (2013 and 2014), One Mini (1 & 2), Moto X (Gen 2. and Gen 1.), Moto G (Gen 2. and Gen 1.), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini.

HTC confirms Lollipop update for One series smartphones                                                              HTC USA via Twitter

[Also read: Android 5.0 Lollipop OS Update Coming to Moto G, Moto E and 7 Other Smartphones, Confirms Motorola]

The new Android Lollipop OS comes with an overhauled design language and material design, bringing in inter-active user-interface, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime and many more tweaks for performance enhancements.

[Also read: Android 5.0 Lollipop: Top Key Features of New Google Mobile OS]