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Sony's super-sized Xperia T2 Ultra will get Android 5.0. Photo: Sony

Sony’s super-sized Xperia T2 Ultra will get Android 5.0. Photo: Sony

Earlier this year, Sony told users that only the flagship Xperia Z series was part of its Lollipop upgrade plans, leading many to believe everything else would remain on KitKat.

But the Japanese company has today confirmed both the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3 are also in line for an Android 5.0 upgrade.

Vive, HTC's VR headset. Photo: HTC

Vive, HTC’s VR headset. Photo: HTC

If there’s one way to encourage developers to build software for a brand new device, it’s to give them that device absolutely free. That’s what Valve and HTC are doing with the new Vive VR headset, which won’t cost a penny if you’re a qualified developer.

The One M9 gets hot, hot, hot. Photo: Tweakers.net

The One M9 gets hot, hot, hot. Photo: Tweakers.net

Samsung snubbed Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 chipset in favor of its own Exynos 7 — reportedly due to overheating issues. And while rivals have spoken out to back the chip, it seems the South Korean company may have been onto something.

Thermal imaging tests indicate the device reaches temperatures of 130° Fahrenheit (55.4° Celsius) under heavy loads.

Lollipop has arrived on Sony's latest smartphones. Photo: Sony

Lollipop has arrived on Sony’s latest smartphones. Photo: Sony

It’s been more than four months since Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut, and Sony has finally gotten around to bringing the software to its flagship Xperia Z3 series. The software boasts a refreshed look that’s pretty similar to pure Android, plus lots of new features.

Sony at Mobile World Congress 2014. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony at Mobile World Congress 2014. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony’s been showing off its latest devices at Mobile World Congress for years, and that’s not going to change when this year’s event kicks off on March 2. But whether the Japanese company will have new devices to show off at its booth is looking increasingly unlikely.

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