Jul 20, 2015 05:56 PM EDT
Sony may have a relatively low market share for its devices, but users are still awaiting the update to Android Lollipop.
However, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 users only need to wait a little while longer, because Sony has announced that it will start the rollout of the update, and it will start from Japan.
The update will be accessible Over-The-Air (OTA), and, as is customary with OTA updates, a user will be able to access it through these steps:
1. Go to Settings.
2. Choose “About Phone.”
3. Go to “System Updates.”
4. Tap Check now.
When available, there will be a downloadable update that the user can click through.
Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 users will be able to enjoy all the new features of the Android Lollipop 5.1.1., including the following:
Reply To Messages Within The Notifications On The Lock Screen.
Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 users will be able to reply to new messages via the Notifications on the lock screen. There will be controls that will allow the user to hide sensitive content.
The update will add a couple of settings shortcuts that will be accessible to the user with a mere two swipes at the top of the screen.
Longer Battery Life.
These models’ batteries will be extended by 90 minutes of standby time.
Device owners will be able to create multiple profiles for their devices, and share their phone through multiple users.
Connectivity interruptions will hopefully be less frequent with fixes to the firmware.
These Sony Xperia models came with the Android Kitkat out of the box, and this update is long-overdue. However, with the rollout by the end of July, users will be able to enjoy the benefits of the up-to-date OS.
Earlier this year, Sony Mobile expressed that they were open to a buyout deal, but so far, no offers have been made for the company. This July, the company did a double take as Hiroki Totoki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile, released statements expressing that Sony will “never ever” give up its smartphone business, whether through selling the company or through giving up on its Mobile division altogether.
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