Sony finally brings Lollipop to its Xperia Z3 smartphones

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.

The update is currently reaching Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact handsets in the Nordics and Baltics, Sony says in an announcement on its blog — but it will continue onto other markets “starting in around two weeks time.”

In addition to a new look based on Material Design, the software brings lock screen notifications and a new, customizable lock screen; multi-user profiles and guest mode; Android for Work; and better storage control with the ability to move apps to an SD card.

As always, Lollipop will be delivered to unlocked devices initially while handsets tied to a carrier await the necessary approvals. You’ll get an update notification when the software is available to download over-the-air, but you can search for it manually from with the Settings app.