Android Marshmallow for Xperia Z3 and Z2
Android Marshmallow upgrade rolling out to Xperia Z3 and Z2Sony

Sony is rolling out the official Android Marshmallow for the Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones. The software upgrade bumps the Android version of the phones to Android 6.0 from the current version 5.0 and the build number to 23.5.A.0.570.

The Marshmallow rollout initially started with the company's 2015 flagship smartphone Xperia Z5 and its variants such as Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact in March. Following this, the update was made available for other Xperia high-end models such as the Z3+ and the Z4 Tablet.

As seen in the beta Marshmallow release, the Z2 and Z3 series should be getting the new camera user interface version 2.0 present in the Z5 models. The latest UI allows you to swipe between different camera modes, video or manual. You should also be able to take advantage of sliders that let you adjust brightness and other things in real time.

Android 6.0.1 for Xperia Z3
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Xperia Z3XDA

The firmware update should also include home launcher version 10.0.A.0.10, which features a search option in the app tray. Following is the official changelog for the update;

  • Enhanced privacy settings: Manage and control your application data permissions
  • All-new camera interface: Switch between modes and customise settings with simple gestures.
  • Smart battery life: Do more for longer, with Doze and App Standby.
  • Xperia Messaging: Express yourself, get creative with easy in-app access to Stickers.
  • Direct Share: Share activity with friends, recent contacts and app lists.

Sony is yet to provide new details in the software support page for each of the devices. It still contains Android Lollipop details. However, you can manually grab the update by going to Settings, About phone/Tablet, then Software update. It is important to note that the availability of the update depends on the region and the carrier network.

If the update is yet to arrive in your region, you can make use of the FTF link to download the update manually on your phone using the Sony flash tool.

FTF link

Xperia Z3

Xperia Z3 Compact

Xperia Z2