All users of Sony’s Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 are now free to join the world of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
This set of older Sony smartphones now joins the likes of Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet in enjoying the new Marshmallow OS, more than five months since it was unveiled on Google Nexus devices.
Users of the newer Sony Xperia Z5 in Canada and other parts of the world had some issues when updating to the latest Android Marshmallow. These issues led to the halting of the process, but it was later on resumed after the Japanese company had resolved the problems affecting the update. With this out of the way, the company seems to have gone on a worldwide spree as far as rolling out the OS is concerned.
As of now, the update is already available for the newer devices from Sony. However, the Marshmallow OS is just starting to reach Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 devices. The former series includes Xperia Z2 with model number D6502 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet with model numbers SGP521, SGP512, and SGP511. As far as the latter series is concerned, the update will be coming to the Xperia Z3 with model numbers D6653 and D6646, Xperia Z3 Compact with model number D5833 as well as Xperia Z3 Dual with model number D6633.
Sony has worked out on the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to keep it as low as possible, with this one weighing just 900MB. The update brings build number 23.5.A.0.570, which is actually the same build number that came to other variants of the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3. This happened earlier this month when Sony rolled out the Marshmallow update to Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803), Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Xperia Z2 (D5603).
For now, it can be said that Sony has done quite a lot in rolling out Marshmallow updates to its compatible devices from earlier years. The OS is now available on almost models of both Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series. However, there is still no mention of when the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be updated with the Marshmallow OS.
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