Sony was not exactly the fastest kid in the block to deliver the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its smartphone range, where the entire rollout kicked off not too long ago – two weeks, to be exact, and even then, it was with a soak test in the Nordic and Baltic countries, where the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact were the models on the receiving end. Not too long after that, it was the Z3 Tablet Compact and the Z2 generation that followed, including smartphone and tablet. Having said that, Sony has expanded the availability of the update “to further markets worldwide”.
It is said that the Xperia Z2 as well as the Z2 Tablet are the models that will be on the receiving end of this particular update from next week onward, which will certainly bring about a sigh of relief from those who have been waiting for so long. Ah well, better late than never certainly applies in this case! [Press Release]
If you are a OnePlus One owner, and have been looking forward to the release of the CyanogenMod 12S update as well as the new Oxygen OS, I suppose you will be disappointed when March 30 rolls around, since that is the promised release date by the folks over at OnePlus. According to the company’s representative David, who did a post on Reddit, rather than the update being released, OnePlus will instead give out free handsets to a lucky few folks.
Taking into consideration the delay of the CyanogenMod 12S update, this means that the version has not quite achieved a level of stability as people would have expected it to. Heck, even OnePlus’ very own Oxygen OS will need to go through additional testing prior to it going online for a round of public download.