Sony continues to roll out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to a number of its devices. According to recent reports, the company has now released the Lollipop software for two of its units: the Sony Xperia M5 and the Xperia M5 Dual.
Specifically, Sony’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update version for the single SIM version (E5603, E5653, E5606) build is 30.1.A.1.33. The dual-SIM variant (E5633, E5663, E5643) build has been updated to 30.1.B.1.33, as reported by NDTV. According to the Xperia Blog, users are reporting the Sony Xperia M5 now has improved volume mode control and memory management following the update.
The upgrade also gives users the chance to take photos through the smartphone using Sony Smartwatch 3. Users are advised to prepare around 596.4MB of free space. Considering that the update requires considerable space, Sony recommended users download it using WiFi connection. Another option is to use the Sony Companion tool. Simply check for the OTA by opening Settings> About Phone> Software updates.
Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update was released in March 2015. As with other usual updates, Nexus devices came in first before the update trickled to other devices. The upgrade promised performance enhancements and OS stability. Google also included several features including Device Protection, HD voice on compatible units and multiple SIM cards. As with other Android updates, users may need to check with their respective networks about the final release and schedule. Rollouts may vary depending on the region and carrier as well.
On top of rolling updates, Sony is also busy working on new devices. For instance, its Sony Xperia Z6 is expected to launch this February 22. However, PC Advisor did suggest that the release could be sometime else – during the FIA 2016. This should be on or around September 2, 2016. Sony has yet to provide the exact details of the expected events and devices.