I just updated mine today to 5.0.2. I didn't get it on the air; instead, I got it updated via Sony PC Companion which you can get by plugging your device via USB and you can install from there.
The update took me 10 minutes vs 20 minutes estimate on the PC Companion. It also consumed 10% of my battery and left my phone the hottest at 48C. The first time you boot it takes longer than usual as stated in the installation.
The changes I hace noticed is the new lockscreen which now supports full display of them as you would find on the iOS. Three new clock widgets, a shortcut for calls and the camera. The apps and customizations done on the homescreen will be retained. Gone is the dual black pane, it got replaced by the stock Android. The color follows your theme, and the color of some apps you open, just like in the Walkman. A bit of Sony is left on the pane, you can change the quick settings. There is no sign of the auto brightness. The settings design has been changed though the same settings remain, except of course some new settings from lollipop. The icons remain to be big as seen from 4.4.4. The close all option is nowhere to bw nowhere to be found and you have to close apps one by one either by an x button or the usual swipe. The on screen buttons have also changed to much simpler ones. Icons for the camera have changed though I have to test what has changed in the camera department. I think the messaging and calls apps have adapted the stock Android. When you first use it, the battery may seem to be draining fast, but it actually isn't. A calibration or a few charges should fix this.
Other than that, there's nothing new. Or have I missed something else?
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Mr Dust, 08 Apr 2015Phone is not water proof, i put mine in water for a few seconds, and i had water stuck on my c... moreYour xperia z2 is not waterproof because the 2 flap cover are not properly close.
Phone is not water proof, i put mine in water for a few seconds, and i had water stuck on my camera for days, i had to use rice to dry it out...this waterproof this is all a lie.
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aouimeur yacine , 07 Apr 2015User HDR and tap to focus on this thing But Hdr is use for manual mode can press additonal option in right upper corner features?
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2015hey guys , should I go for z2 or note4?? plzzz help me outNote 4 obviously
sebiru, 05 Apr 2015Hallo z2 users and those planning to buy it,
yesterday I bought a new phone z2 experia LTE,pr... moretypical phone user cant discover those bug
here i tell you
4.4.2 much better camera,volume and battery
-when i was use 4.4.2 i can use more than 2 days battery life
after i upgraded to 4.4.4 only can 1day 8hours-14hours
-Phone ringtone, messege tone notification tone is completely nightmare XLOUD gone the volume very low
-camera are laggy and much more blurry than 4.4.2
its only around 24FPS instead of 60FPS
here come lolipop version vs 4.4.2
-camera is still same like 4.4.4 laggy blurry
-bring back volume much louder than 4.4.4 but still without XLOUD like 4.4.2...
-battery life still like 4.4.4 only can last 1days 8hours-14hours
-No close all shortcut key in recent app switcher you have to swipe 1 by 1 to kill those apps
-UI look good
-still have 1.3gb ram available
-u can move ur file and apps to external which kitkat cant UNLESS u rooted ur device
who liar now ._. i flash back my phone to 4.4.2 and rooted with it seem never update anymore im stick with kitkat
Alex, 08 Apr 2015Yesterday updated to lollipop and I have a issue on the matter of speaker volume, it's low, ve... morecheck properly dude 4.4.2 and lolipop volume is MUCH better than 4.4.4 ... 4.4.4 is a failure ROM they hv made now they bring back on lolipop... but camera still bad quality like 4.4.4...
I Cant found my sim contact number,,please friends give me answer
i see on online news sony stop smart phone prodection ,it is true ?
Yesterday updated to lollipop and I have a issue on the matter of speaker volume, it's low, very low, the sound range is smaller than on 4.4.4. Have anyone experienced this problem? Can someone hepl with this? Thanks!
lollipop updated ! thank you very much Sony,please update soon to 5.1 .
akki, 07 Apr 2015sony z2 india got lolipop updated finallyhow is the battery performance after the update?
Yesterday I did update to 5.0.2, the update itself is good, no major problems, considering the fact that around the world people experience different problems. Anyway, my major problem that I noticed from now that speaker volume is low, like really low. The volume on 4.4.4 in comparison with this is louder in times. Have anyone experienced this issue? Any ideas how to solve this? Thanks!