There is no doubt that Sony Mobile is currently testing the latest Android firmware builds on Xperia devices. Recently, we brought news that the Xperia Z series could see Android 5.1 soon. Now a video has appeared, showing what it is believed to be Android 5.1.1 Lollipop running on an Xperia Z3. The video highlights some new features including additional options for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth within the notification menu (as well as new animations) and new icons within the settings menu.
New Android 5.1 firmware builds for Xperia devices have also appeared on the Handset Detection website, pointing to a release build with a build template of 23.4.A.0.XXX – at least for the Xperia Z2/Z3 series. Build numbers 23.4.A.0.279 and 23.4.A.0.248 have been spotted.
With the 5.1 update you will get the new notification options to scan for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices through the notification panel itself, along with other minor improvements and bug fixes. It’s not going to seem like much if you already have 5.1 but still, something to look forward to.