These Sony Xperia devices will be updated directly to Android 6.0 Marshmallow (skipping Android 5.1)

Earlier this month, when Sony revealed a list of Xperia devices that would be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it didn't provide details on exactly when this should happen. However, we now know that those devices on the list that are still running Android 5.0 Lollipop will make the jump to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, skipping the 5.1 Lollipop update (which has been made available for models like the Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact).

According to Sony Mobile's official support pages, these are the Xperias that will be updated from Android 5.0 to 6.0 Marshmallow: Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia C4, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z4 Tablet. The dual SIM versions (where applicable) will also be updated.

As already stated, there's no word on exactly when owners of these devices should expect to get their updates. Hopefully, it will happen starting the next few months. We'll obviously keep an eye on how Sony is managing Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates, and let you know when new details are available.

source: Sony via Xperia Blog



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

5.0 to 6.0 real quick...Xpeira squad to the real sh*t!

7. Acer_Predator unregistered

why ? ppl ar stupid everybody wants ''that'' new one .. On XDA everybody whining that they want marshmallow that they don't want freakin lollipop all sudden and week n half b4 they been saying like; wee wanna lollipop KK is craap.. so what (kids or infants?) u really want ???

19. mixedfish

Posts: 1563; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Ask someone why they want the new update and they'll never give you any solid reasons. I choose to stay on KK because it's stable and offers me the best balance of features. If only these rabid users could own up too.

2. ReviewOP

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Yeah..they really should be getting a bit more share over the market and give us real competing(Also in pricing) products.

3. rsiders

Posts: 1988; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Somebody please tell T-Mobile. Maybe they'll realize they don't need to test the software for four months after the rest of the world has received it. Geez.

4. discharge unregistered

I work at t mobile the z3 differs from the factory unlocked z3 so it goes through tests to insure the less issues and bugs, not like Apple iPhone Apple just pushes out bugs we don't and try are best but don't count on it till late December or early January if discontinued z3 will never happen unless we get a new Sony device but don't look that way Sony has very low sales!! Apple and Samsung are top sellers

9. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

Is T-Mobile planning to carry the Z5 or Z5 Premium?

10. Duskun

Posts: 41; Member since: May 09, 2015

I'm going to your store to get aSI

11. Duskun

Posts: 41; Member since: May 09, 2015

I'm going to your store to get a sim card for my new phone, the Z5 Compact

12. youngforever

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Please pick up Z5 Premium. It's gonna sell

14. rsiders

Posts: 1988; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's such a shame cause I really love my Z3 but the update schedule has been ridiculous. The one thing I can say is that they are bug free and very reliable. But at a certain point consumers want timely and bug free updates. Two months at the most seems reasonable especially when they know updates are available. And the worse part is lack of communication about delays and status. At least let us know. But no worries, as soon as I finish Final Fantasy VIII with my PS3 controller, I'll be upgrading to something else.

5. Elfmonster unregistered

I'm pretty much rooting for Sony these days, and Xiaomi, and MVNO Voip apps.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Sony is currently the best Android OEM, in terms of product support.

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Actually no. LG and Motorola are doing equally or in some cases better job.

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Sony be up there tho. They were the best perhaps the last two years.

20. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I hope the mobile division makes it this next year :(

13. knoxred

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Nice... I don't like Lollipop 5.1

15. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014


17. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sony always makes phone??? Really!!!!

21. shs77

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 09, 2015

Yes!!! You dont it?? Sony xperia is best in the world

22. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I guess my Xperia Z Ultra will become a small tablet now.

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