Japanese premium smartphone maker Sony announced that its Xperia Z series of smartphone will receiving the Android 5.0 update soon. Now, the company has revealed that it has received the AOSP of the latest Android 5.0 from Google and has already started the beta testing.
So, Sony currently has AOSP Android 5.0 running on the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3. Moreover, the premium smartphone maker has also announced a new 3Beta program under which it has teamed up with Swedish carrier 3. The company is offering users the chance to try out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates on Xperia phones before their public launch. The gesture from Sony aims at gathering feedback on the updates before pushing them in public largely.
It should be noted that Google pushed the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code to AOSP just a week back.
The company via a blog past writes, "We're really excited to bring Android 5.0; Lollipop to the entire Xperia Z Series from the beginning of 2015 - it's the latest version of Android packed with new features including as a more responsive UI, better control over device security, new ways to control notifications, improved performance and a lot more. The full change / feature log if you're interested (we're sure you are) is available at the Android developers site."
It further says, "The premise is pretty simple - gather as much early feedback as humanly possible in order to make the Sony User Experience on Android Lollipop as good as it possibly can be, before commercial rollout next year. We'll be monitoring interest, reaction and the success s of this project with a view to rolling out similar initiatives in other markets next year."
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