Android 5.1 Lollipop is scheduled to land in August 2015 for the Sony Xperia Z series according to Australian carrier Telstra. In its latest “Software Updates” roadmap, Telstra has listed three Xperia Z series devices (Xperia Z, Z1 and Z1 Compact) for the update. Telstra says that a test submission was received on 1 May but that a “showstopper issue” was identified. A new submission is now expected on 10 July.
Generally speaking, we expect that generic devices would receive the update before carriers so the wait for Android 5.1 on Xperia may be shorter than August. However, it is unlikely to be significantly earlier. Judging by the “showstopper issue”, it sounds like it won’t land before July at the earliest. Is this later than you expected? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.