T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3, Z1s one step closer to Android Lollipop according to software updates page


T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 Android 50 Lollipop

It’s been a good few months since we saw Sony officially announce Lollipop for the Sony Xperia Z3, followed by a rollout for the unlocked US versions. The update has eluded carrier branded models in the US but by now it’s a story you’ve heard before. Carriers tend to delay the update process with the extensive testing that goes into any software update for a device operating on their network.

When it comes to the T-Mobile model, things weren’t looking so good given the phone disappeared from inventory a few weeks back. But it didn’t take long for the Z3 to return to T-Mobile’s store shelves (and at a discount no less), leaving us feeling a bit more optimistic that a Lollipop update was around the corner.

It now seems T-Mobile has recently updated their software updates page, with both the Sony Xperia Z3 and its older sibling, the Sony Xperia Z1s, showing that Lollipop has officially entered into the carrier testing phase. T-Mobile has 3 phases on their page: manufacturer development, T-Mobile testing, and then finally a completed status.

The next phase from here is the rollout and a completed status. Now that we’re one step closer, that rollout can’t be too far out. Stay tuned.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I saw this on a T-Mobile blog this morning!! Everyday I’ve been checking for this update!! But now that I’ve been hearing about lollipop bugs and issues.. I’m not sure if I do want to upgrade from the near perfect Kit Kat….choices..choices..

    1. If I’m not mistaken, it should be 5.1 with many bug fixes.

      1. I heard 5.1 is actually coming out in August…Sony just released 5.1 last week..I doubt that T-Mobile would get it certified so quickly.. We shall see..

  2. No verizon love?

  3. Yay I get my SD card functionality back soon!

  4. Anyone have any info on the Z4–no, not the Japan-only Z4, which is pretty much a Z3, but the Z4 that’s headed for international markets. By the way, how’s the noise-cancelling tech on the Z3?

  5. Too little, too late. I dumped my Z3 for a Nexus 6 just a few days ago.

    1. And as soon as I replace the back glass on mine, it’s gone, too. Too many issues. Did you have a ton of trouble w/ SMS and MMS?

      1. Not really, I am a fan of using Hangouts. Though I did have sporadic issues with messages taking a while to send and failing from time to time. The USB port cover was also way too flimsy, and the seal warped really quickly, which negated the waterproofing. I really wanted to love that phone, it had a ton going for it. And I’ll miss using my MicroSD card. But the constant Lollipop delays and the price cut on the Nexus, plus my JUMP availablility, made it too tempting to jump ship.

        1. That’s the issue I was talking about but recently it’s been every 2-3 hours. It’s not just Hangouts. The stock app and GoSMS would do it, too. When I get my replacement back and fix it sans waterproofing, I’m either going to see how much I can sell it for or hang onto it as a backup.

        2. I took off the USB flap..it came with an extra one whenever I decide to take it back to T-Mobile…

  6. Looks like all 4 of us T-Mobile Z3 owners can be like happy …ish

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