Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop previously codenamed as Android L which was announced back at their I/O event in June 2014. Soon after that many smartphone makers confirmed that they would be pushing the Lollipop update in their Flagship device. LG and Motorola were among the first few to confirm, soon after Sony and HTC joined the race. At the CES 2015 event Sony has confirmed that the roll out of the Lollipop update for the Z Series device would begin from February.
The devices which Sony would be updating with Android Lollipop are Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Though the GPE edition of Sony Z Ultra got updated from Google last month.
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Android Lollipop is dedicated to a new cross-platform design language referred to as “material design“. Expanding upon the “card” motifs first seen in Google Now, it is a cleaner design with increased use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows. Designer ‘Matías Duarte’ explained, “unlike real paper, our digital material can expand and reform intelligently. Material has physical surfaces and edges”. The material design language will not only be used on Android, but across Google’s suite of web software as well, providing a consistent experience across all platforms.
The update will be reaching those above mentioned devices in coming weeks as OTA update. Sony would be rolling out more details about the update in the coming month i.e. February.