The Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is now getting the promised bump to Android 5.0 straight from Google, instead of the usual way which is via OTA from Sony. The Japanese manufacturer had promised that its full line of phones under the Xperia branding will get Lollipop, and this is evidence of Sony making good on the promise.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is already more than a year old and probably ancient to some – think about it, Sony just launched the Xperia Z3 in September and is already planning to launch the Xperia Z4 in February, which is three generations of technology in the span of a little more than a year (wow). But since Sony is committed to higher-end specs compared to other manufacturers, this means that the Xperia Z Ultra is still very much usable even today. Add to it a little Lollipop flavor and it should feel like a totally new phone for its users.


The update is pegged at around 400MB, so don’t try to download it off 3G data – make sure you’re doing that over a WiFi connection. The notification also says that you need to have at least 400MB free on your device so the update to Android 5.0 can be applied.


The notification for the update should already be rolling out, but if you still don’t have it – check out the source link below for the manual download. Enjoy the update guys and gals!

VIA: Xperia Blog