Sony is among the many Android OEMs that are still struggling to roll out the current Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to its older devices.
Despite the fact that the Japanese tech giant availed the beta update for Xperia Z3 users late last year, it has taken quite some time before all variants of this device receive the OS update. Just recently, the company made it public that the Marshmallow update will be available for some variants of Xperia Z2 as well as Xperia Z3. While this was happening, those using the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact were left out.
It seems Sony has now worked out the issues that were denying the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact the chance of enjoying the goodies of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Those using the LTE variant of the Z3 Tablet Compact with model numbers SGP641 and SGP621 will receive the latest version of Marshmallow with build number 23.5.A.0.570. Sony has not left behind those using the Wi-Fi variants of the tablet with model numbers SGP612 and SPG611.
The latest update of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact means that the tablet now joins the likes of Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Dual and the Xperia Z3 that were updated with the same operating system a few days ago. Interestingly, Sony pushed the same build number 23.5.A.0.570 for all of its tablets and smartphones.
Now that Sony has made sure that the older and newer flagships as far as smartphones and tablets are concerned are now updated with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, it is now time the company turned attention to the mid-tier devices. While there is no definite time of when this Android 6.0.1 M will actually be moving out of the Xperia Z series products and into other lines of Sony smartphones, we expect it to be really soon.
Sony’s latest flagship and mid-tier devices namely Xperia X Performance and Xperia X (and Xperia XA) respectively will be preloaded with the latest Marshmallow OS. The only worry here is whether Sony will keep up with timely rolling out of monthly Android security updates for its devices or it will take after Samsung.