Sony completes its Xperia Z2 / Z3 Android Marshmallow roll-out

Sony completes its Xperia Z2 / Z3 Android Marshmallow roll-out
Sony has been busily ensuring that its roster of smartphones and tablets receives the latest Android Marshmallow update. In fact, the last few weeks have seen almost every device from the Xperia Z2 and Z3 collective furnished with Google's most recent firmware. The last round of updates seemed to complete the set but for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, which was conspicuous by its lack of inclusion. Now, though, the condensed slab appears to be getting its official Marshmallow update.

The update build numbered 23.5.A.0.570 is compatible with the LTE variant (SGP621, SGP641) as well as the Wi-Fi model (SGP611, SGP612). It brings forth Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which includes Doze, new app permissions, Google Now on Tap, a boatload of emoji and swathes of other enhancements as outlined here.

For now, it looks like Sony has completed its roll-out of Marshmallow to Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices. Dependent on your carrier, location or device's model number, though, the OTA may still continue to elude. Most of these updates are phased, so if you own a Z2 or Z3 and have yet to see any of Marshmallow, its arrival should be relatively close. 

Have you gotten Marshmallow on your Z3 Tablet Compact or other Xperia device recently? Let us know how you're getting on with it via the comments.

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Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

marshmallow on the z4 tablet has been awesome. the biggest thing so far has been better battery life

9. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Updated my Z2 to Marshmallow this evening. Everything looks and feels great so far...

16. Djsagman

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Please how did you do it?

14. KParks23

Posts: 748; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I can't wait I was gonna be pissed if they didn't update the z3tc I paid good money for that tablet

2. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

And my note 4 didnt get it yet shame on u samsh*t.

5. Hellouser

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

why is it Samsung fault?

7. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Because its unlocked N910C variant i have no carriers.

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Go to Sammobile and flash the firmware, instead of waiting for it to roll out. Samsung's rollout is tricky but you can flash firmwares without rooting the phone.

15. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

It has been a month since it was released on the International variant!!

3. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

OH YEAH, GOT IT NOW!!!!! In Lithuania, D6603 model.

4. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Good job Sony!

6. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

T-mobile didn't even list Sony Z3 in the list of devices getting Marshamallow. Am done with Carrier devices.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You can manually install it from another rom image with a bit of reading at xda. If you're out of your warranty period, it's even easier to unlock and install.

11. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Thanks, I did try rom's and gave up. They never worked as good as OEM's. Always had issues with BT or Wifi.

8. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Waiting for my M4 Aqua to be updated to Marshmallow, Sony.

13. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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