Sony has now released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update for its older devices like Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Xperia Z2. The final version of the update has been rolled out after releasing the beta version of Android Marshmallow update for these devices in October last year.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is an incremental edition of Android 6.0 that was officially announced in October 2015. According to Xperia Blog, the software update of Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 carries a build version of 23.5.A.0.570. The beta version of Android 6.0.1 for these devices also carried the same build number.
The update also includes the February security patch. It also brings along the Camera 2.0.0 app that features a new interface. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is only available for Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Xperia Z2 with respective model numbers of D6603, D5803 and D5603.
Users who own Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 with different model numbers will have to wait longer to get the software update. Even owners of carrier editions of these devices will have to wait more to get the Android Marshmallow upgrade. As of this writing, the update is only available in select regions like the U.S, Latin America, Russia, Ukraine, Middle East and North Africa. The update is also expected to be available in other regions of the world in the near future.
The Android Marshmallow beta program that Sony had started in October last year for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact had received overwhelming response from their users. The beta program gave an opportunity to owners of Z3 and Z3 Compact in several regions of the world to test Android 6.0 Marshmallow before its official response.
This year, Sony Xperia Z2 owners were also to join the Android Marshmallow beta program. In March, the Japanese tech giant had released Android M update for Sony Xperia Z5 series, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet.