Sony sure took its sweet time getting Android 6.0 goodies ready for the fall 2015-released Xperia Z5 smartphone trio, but apparently, that’s because the Japanese company’s software engineers were simultaneously working on updates for a few older devices also.
Namely, the previous flagship handheld, the Xperia Z3+, unveiled in May 2015, and the latest jumbo-sized hero, the 10.1-inch Xperia Z4 Tablet, launched commercially last summer as well. These two, alongside the Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact, are receiving Marshmallow over-the-air as we speak in many parts of the world, at least according to the well-connected but unofficial Xperia Blog.
Official press statements on the matter haven’t been issued yet, though the Xperia Z5 trio already scored M treats in Japan last week. Clearly, things are finally progressing, and they’re doing so amazingly fast now, but patience is still advised.
It takes time to deliver even one upgrade package of this capacity and significance on a global scale, let alone five (!!!), not counting the separate Wi-Fi-only and LTE-enabled Z4 Tablet variants, both of which are refreshed now, based on testimonies from various owners in various regions.
Next in line? The Xperia Z3, we’re guessing, beside its Compact sibling, plus the Z3 Tablet Compact. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Z3+, and Z4 Tablet is plenty right now.