Sony has started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for smartphone and tablet variants of the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z3.

According to the official post from Sony Mobile, the Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet are the first batch of devices to receive the Android 5.1 Lollipop update. The Japanese tech giant has tweaked the Android 5.1 update to include features of its own software.

Sony Mobile states that with new customization options, users will have more control over notifications and volume. The update comes with support for LinkedIn integration that will allow users to easily synchronize contacts from the social networking site with the calendar.

After the update, the camera app will function faster and it will be able to shoot accurate images through the Superior Auto Mode, irrespective of unfriendly shooting conditions. The Xperia in Business feature has been added to provide improved enterprise support to the user. The update also comes with SmartWear integration that will make it possible for users to use the SmartWatch 3 like a remote shutter button for snapping selfies easily.

The owners of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 smartphones and tablets will soon see a notification on the arrival of Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update. If the notification does not show up, users will have to manually check the availability of the update. This can be done by going to Menu > Settings > About device > Software update > Update.

Sony Mobile’s blog post has not revealed the specific dates on the arrival of the update for users of aforementioned devices in different countries. The arrival of Android 5.1 Lollipop will vary across different carriers and regions.

The second batch of Xperia devices that are soon to get the update are the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3. The update will then hit all the devices that belong to the Xperia Z series. Finally, it will also arrive for the Xperia M2 and the Xperia M2 Aqua

Have you updated your Xperia Z3 or Z2 to Android 5.1? Do let us know on the performance of the device after installing it.