Sony Xperia® Z2 Tablet Software Update

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to help optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon Wireless network connection.
  • We suggest your device have a fully charged battery or is connected to a wall outlet.

System Update

Software Version: 23.4.B.0.319


Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce an operating system update to Android™ 5.0.2 Lollipop. This version brings Android beyond smartphones and tablets, allowing access to apps and Android services on other connected screens like TVs, cars and wearables. The new material design offers complex animations and 3-D views, 64-bit ABI support and improved runtime.

Enhancements include:

  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system
  • Latest Android security patches


First impressions

  • Redesigned Setup Wizard is easier to use right out of the box.
  • Several new visual themes, all optimized for Lollipop.
Xperia Z2 Set Up Wizard screenshot
Xperia Z2 Themes screenshot

Basic interactions
The Floating Action Button provides quick access to common app functions.

  • Access frequent features with updated Quick Settings, by swiping down from the top twice.
  • Volume controls have 3 distinct modes. Select from sound (all sounds on), priority (selective interruptions), and silent modes.
Xperia Z2 Volume Controls screenshot
Xperia Z2 Volume Controls screenshot
Xperia Z2 Volume Controls screenshot

Look and feel - Daily Tools

  • Sony's new UI is bold, simple to use, and beautifully incorporates intelligent interactivity with sophisticated transitions.

Contacts

Xperia Z2 Contacts screenshot
E-mail
Xperia Z2 Email screenshot
Calendar
Xperia Z2 Calendar screenshot

Look and feel - What’s New

  • What's New now consolidates functionality from Update Center and Sony Select into a single app.

Update Center

Xperia Z2 Update Center screenshot
Sony Select
Xperia Z2 Sony Select screenshot

Look and Feel - Entertainment

  • Sony has updated its entertainment experiences, including renaming the Walkman and Video apps.

Music (formerly Walkman)

Xperia Z2 Music screenshot
Album
Xperia Z2 Album screenshot
Video (formerly Movies)
Xperia Z2 Video screenshot

Lock screen

  • Enhanced lock screen with intelligent notification cards and easy swipe shortcuts.
Xperia Z2 Lock Screen screenshot
Updated: 02/24/2016



System Update Instructions

Section A - Mandatory Update

  1. For mandatory updates, your device will start downloading the software update automatically. You'll see a download icon in the notification bar, pull down the notification bar to see the download progress.

  2. Once download has completed, you can either select Install Now or Install Later.
    • If you tap Install Now, installation will begin immediately and your device will reboot.
    • If you tap Install later, you'll need to specify an installation time. You can also tap Cancel to dismiss and go back to the System Update Notification. You can start the installation manually by tapping Install deferred SW under Settings > System update > Install Deferred Update.
       
  3. Once the update is finished, you'll see a successful update message. Tap OK to dismiss.


Section B - Optional/User Update

  1. Go to Settings > System Updates > Check for System update.

  2. If there's a new update available, you'll see a download notification screen. You can select Download Now or Download  Later. You can also select No Thanks to cancel the download.
    • If you tap Download Now, there will be a download icon in the notification bar. Pull down the notification bar to review the download progress.
    • If you tap Download Later, you'll need to specify an installation time. After notification, device will pop up download notification screen.
    • If you cancel the download, you'll see a Download Cancelled message.
       
  3. System update notifications are displayed on screen once the update has completed. You can either select Install Now or Install Later.
    • If you tap Install Now, installation will begin immediately and your device will reboot.
    • If you tap Install later, you'll need to specify an installation time. You can also tap Cancel to dismiss and go back to the System Update Notification. You can start the installation manually by tapping Install deferred SW under Settings > System update > Install Deferred Update.
       
  4. Once the update is finished, you'll see a successful update message. Tap OK to dismiss.


Roaming

  • If your phone is roaming, it won't be able to initiate any software update connections, including network-initiated and user-initiated sessions.


Low Battery notification

  • Your phone battery needs to be at least 10% charged for the software update to initiate and complete, or you'll receive a Low Battery pop-up notification. Make sure your device has a full charge or is connected to a wall outlet.


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