Sony updates almost all Xperia Z2 and Z3 series devices to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Sony updates almost all Xperia Z2 and Z3 series devices to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
If you own an older Sony smartphone or tablet and have been waiting patiently on the arrival of Android Marshmallow, you'll be pleased to learn that a slew of aging models have just been added to the pool. Though Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow began hitting Beta Program owners of the Xperia Z2 and Z3 a couple of weeks back, some model numbers were left out in the cold. Thanks to this latest update, almost every smartphone and tablet under the Z2 or Z3 moniker can get a taste of Marshmallow. 

It's only right that newer mobile devices are prioritized when it comes to software updates, so naturally, the likes of the Xperia Z5 series, Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3+ were first up in Sony's Marshmallow roadmap. Those rocking the Xperia Z3 (D6603), Xperia Z2 (D6503) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) were then able to install Marshmallow earlier on in the month, provided they were enrolled to the Beta Program. 

Today, build number 23.5.A.0.570 will begin furnishing a number of additional Xperia X2 and Z3 variants with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Along with those aforementioned, the Xperia Z2 (D6502), Xperia Z3 (D6646, D6653), Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633), Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833) and Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP511, SGP512, SGP521) are now ready for the 900 MB bundle. 

Cutting a rather lonely figure now is the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, which appears to have been excluded. Whether this is due to a technical issue or a conscious decision on Sony's part, remains to be seen. Should any further info come to light on the topic of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's update -- or lack thereof -- we'll be sure to keep you guys informed. 

Have you updated your Xperia to Marshmallow yet? Let us know how you're getting on with the new firmware in the comments. 

source: Xperia Blog



1. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015


2. ..Z..

Posts: 85; Member since: Apr 16, 2016

My old Z2 and Z5 will get update to MM. Thanks Sony.

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

4. DarkMaster unregistered

hm , Phoneradar says that is FHD and Gsmarena says that is 4K .

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yes, a true Z5p successor. I knew they were working on a 'real' flagship :)

6. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Not available in my Z2 yet....

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wow 120Hz and HDR That would be amazing for mobile VR I wonder if it will support Adaptive Sync (variable frame rates)

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

6.0.1 has been sweet on the wife's Z5compact. Highly recommend updating as the battery time boost over Lollipop is worth it alone

7. shield

Posts: 888; Member since: Sep 12, 2015 New Sony UHD HDR IPS Display and 1300nits 10-bit color (1024 shades of grey) 120Hz refresh rate, 2,000:1 contrast ratio,

10. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

So its only for unlocked phones? I don't see the Z3 listed on T-Mobile update website :(

11. electrophage

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

The problem with updating the Xperia tab z3 is probably that I think they are all 16gb. Perhaps not enough space for the upgrade. My 32gb Z4 tablet however, upgraded a couple of weeks ago. My Z3 hasn't, and I guess it never will. But since it's lightweight, and I can use it to make calls, who cares

12. romeo1

Posts: 825; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I don't think so the z2 an z3 both have 16gb and still got the update. Maybe the software for z3tc just isn't finished yet.

13. saeedashifahmed

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

You can Update Xperia Z5 (E6603/E6653) to Android 6.0 Marshmallow Official Firmware using flashtools

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