Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact get Stagefright-patching OTA updates

With the highly publicized Stagefright security vulnerability discovered way back in July, you’d think that gave Android device manufacturers enough time to safeguard fall flagships ahead of their commercial launches.

But apparently, the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact rolled out to a number of early adopters, chiefly in Europe, with their pre-loaded 5.1 Lollipop-based software still open to exploits. Sony didn’t leave the two high-enders unattended for long though, and reports across the interwebs now claim a goodie package weighing around 280MB is downloadable over-the-air in markets where the phones are available for sale.

If the update can’t be installed automatically, the PC Companion program is always an option, and in case you still don’t see anything, it simply means you’ll have to wait a few days longer. A week or two, tops.

Obviously, this has nothing to do with Marshmallow, which should come in the next couple of months or so, although in addition to system stability, it also tends to “camera startup speed”, heat management (is the Snapdragon 810 acting up again?), fingerprint identification accuracy, RAM optimization, and general device “fluency.”

Sounds like a big maintenance revision all in all, and touchscreen glitches on white Xperia Z5 Compacts are probably taken care of as well. Let us know in the comments section below if you can pull the update either over-the-air or manually, and what type of specific enhancements, if any, you notice.

Source: XDA Developers Forum
Via: Xperia Blog

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