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Older Sony Xperia Z series gets Android 5.1.1 update


The original Xperia Z may be coming up to 3 years old, but Sony is still keeping the updates coming. A newer Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with the version number 10.7.A.0.222 is being rolled out to the first gen Xperia Z series. This covers the Xperia Z (C6602 and C6603), Xperia ZL (C6503 and C6506), Xperia ZR (C5503) and Xperia Tablet Z for both WiFi (SGP311, SGP312) and LTE (SGP321) models.


Although the version number is newer, it doesn’t seem to fix the Stagefright exploit. Hopefully this means there are more updates to come and it is good that Sony is still taking care of its ageing flagship devices.

As usual, the updates should be pushed Over the Air (OTA), but to get it quicker we recommend you to check using the Sony PC Companion desktop app. From the looks of it, the Android 5.1.1 is being pushed to Xperia Z users before the Xperia Z1. It shouldn’t take too long before Sony rolls out the update to its newer flagships.


Alexander Wong