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Sony Xperia Z5's worldwide Android Marshmallow roll-out begins

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Sony Xperia Z5's worldwide Android Marshmallow roll-out begins

Earlier on this month, Sony Xperia Z5 owners in the firm's native Japan began to receive the big Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Now, it is being reported that Google's updated mobile firmware is rolling out to Xperia Z5 owners across other nations as well, and along with the standard Z5, those in ownership of the Xperia Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact can also expect an imminent update. 

The broader release of Android Marshmallow has been typically steady thus far. But a number of OEMs have begun to get their houses in order these past few weeks, and in-keeping with its schedule, Sony is offering the Z5 line some much-needed attention. It should probably be noted, however, that while Android 6.0.1 is the most recent public release, Sony is only pushing version 6.0 to the Z5 trio. 

The Marshmallow update has hit a couple of markets outside of Japan before now, including Thailand and Russia. But as per a number Redditors in ownership of Xperia Z5 handsets, the global roll-out appears to be in full swing. 

From what can be gathered, both carrier and unlocked editions from the Z5 range are now seeing updates across Austria, Australia, Ireland and Malaysia. It's very probable that others nations are on Sony's hit-list, though, so no matter where you reside, you might want to check for updates on your Xperia Z5 device. 

A run-down of the new features, including the battery-saving Doze feature implemented by Google, can be seen here. Be sure to let us know if your Xperia Z5 (or Z5 Premium / Compact) has gotten Android Marshmallow by dropping a comment below. 

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posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:47 6

1. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Samsung should be ashamed. They began the rollout on Feb 15 and yet more than 75% of the countries have not received it. Sony on the other hand is doing great.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:57 7

5. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


If you cared so much about updates you should have bought a Nexus. Samsung has never been quick with updates. This is your own dumb decision.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:02 4

6. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


So, what should I have bought? A nexus 6? LMAO. You buy Samsung phones for the hardware. The only phones that can compete with Samsung flagships in hardware are iPhones. Nexus phone usually have cheap hardware(except Nexus 6P, but even that has poor structural rigidity and laughable NAND).

Anyway, it's not the late update I'm worried about. I can handle the time they take to develop a stable ROM. I'm talking about the delay in rollout as they have the ROM ready, but are just not releasing it.

It has never happened before. I'm using Samsung phones for years now. They usually complete the rollout in 2 weeks tops(unless you have a carrier variant).

Add on top of that the fact that GS7 stutters and lags more than the Note 5, and it becomes clear that Samsung is getting sloppy with software.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:30 3

33. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


its only the SD820 non F model that lags tyrion, the exynos is doing fine..seems to be badly optimized on the SD variant.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 16:36

41. srgonu (Posts: 226; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


iPhones and hardware together is funny :). They are all about optimizing outdated hardware with limited software.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:03 4

7. GreenMan (Posts: 894; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


@tyrionTheWise It's called BLOAT, lad!

Samsung has to put so much bloat on The Android just to transform it into The Touchwiz...!

Whereas, Sony on the other hand, runs in close proximity of stock Android... Install The Google Now Launcher (Google Nexus, anyone?) and no one would be the wiser!

So, there you have it...

And that's the way the cookie crumbles (I believe)!

G'Day!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:17 4

11. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


I can't seem to understand how you ALL ARE MISSING THE GODDAMN POINT.

Let me clear this right away: There are 2 stages of receiving an update.

Stage 1- Development: This is where the ROM is made. All the delays due to bloat, optimization etc. etc are here.
Samsung made it official that they had the official marshmallow on Feb 15th, which was before Sony; hence making your point completely invalid and irrelevant.

Stage 2-Rollout: After the development and the beta testing is done, the company rolls out the OTA. All the delays due to servers, carrier approvals and testing are here.

Now, Apple doesn't have this process. It rolls out to all devices at once. Samsung on the other hand is taking over a month doing god knows what. This is why I'm complaining. Why wait if you have the update ready?

Touchwiz or stock android have no relation with the rollout part. And don't get me started on how I hate both of them with my whole heart.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:34

16. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


So, you've got it in your head that Samsung is just sitting on the update for the sake of it? For S7 sales? For what? Just know that you don't know everything and sometimes, things take time to get right. I think it should have been faster, yes, but I'm not going to pretend they did something nefarious.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:50

23. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Well, the update went live in whole Europe 20th of Feb. So yes, I do think Samsung is sitting on the update before S7 launches.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 16:39

42. srgonu (Posts: 226; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


If Sony is that close to stock, then why they take as much time as others to update (may be a month before Samsung).

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:06 2

9. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


1000 users vs million of users... near stock vs feature-packed skin..
Oops sammy must be really meticulous on update releases XD

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:32 2

15. Heisenberg (Posts: 86; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


If you using the international version then u should have seen it. Mine arrived this afternoon .

Sent from 925f

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:49

22. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


I'm using the g920i(also the international variant, albeit with TDD-LTE modem).

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:51 2

2. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Z3+ and tablet Z4 got updated too

http://www.xperiablog.net/2016/03/07/xperia-z3-plus-and-z4-tablet-get-android-marshmallow-32-1-a-1-163/

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:44 1

31. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Yay!!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:56 1

4. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Awesome, all 173 Z5 owners will be happy.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:27 3

14. GreenMan (Posts: 894; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


@natypes Well, Sony Xperia line in an acquired taste...! So better show some respect, lad!

Too bad, I'm addicted to Nexus!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:37 3

19. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


You're a tree, what do you know?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:52

24. GreenMan (Posts: 894; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


@natypes What do I know?

Great many things I fear, young fellow...

Age has taught me well... I've learnt, heard, and saw more than I would've liked to know or witness, to be honest...

But in any case, I'm grateful of my life... It's a precious sacred gift!

G'Day!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:24

29. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Have you ever fell down in the forest and no one was there to hear it? Did it, in fact, make a noise?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:10

26. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 246; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Meanwhile in parallel universe (also called Samsung Galaxy S6) we are still waiting... -.-

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:19

27. Podrick (Posts: 441; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


I'm waiting for Z3C.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:21 2

32. Panino (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


Still waiting for Marshmallow on my Note 5. Kudos Sony !

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:46 2

35. xperiaZlover (Posts: 186; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Sony mobile we love you.
In 3 weeks Z2 and Z3 will get the update which is great.
Sony has released the update even for Z5 dual.
The entire Z5 series got the update.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 23:32 1

38. ander204 (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Update my Z5 Dual yesterday through PC Companion(i can't wait for OTA!) in Malaysia. Phone become much much responsive! Good job Sony!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 01:06

39. dazed1 (Posts: 317; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Forgettable like Sony lololo

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 01:07

40. dazed1 (Posts: 317; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Terrible displays ftl!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:45 1

43. Titounyc (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


Got both my unlocked Z5 Premium updated this am. I'm a t-mobile user.

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