Sony Xperia M5
Sony Xperia M5IBTimes India/Raymond Ronamai

In what would come as a pleasant surprise for Sony handset users, the company has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update to several variants belonging to Xperia Z2 and Z3 series. The Japanese electronic giant had earlier seeded the firmware to only those devices that took part in its beta test programme.

Sony has now started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update (firmware build number 23.5.A.0.570) to the Xperia Z2 HSPA+ model (D6502), the Xperia Z2 Tablet, and the Xperia Z3 Dual, according to Xperia Blog. The firmware update weighs 930.1 MB.

The Xperia Z2 (D6503), Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) variants that participated in the beta test programme had already received the new firmware. Now, it is reported that the company has started seeding the firmware to other variants, the Xperia Z2 (D6502), Xperia Z3 (D6646), Xperia Z3 (D6653), Xperia Z3 Dual (D6633), Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833), Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP511), Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP512), and Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP521).

The Xperia Z5 series, Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3+ were the first devices from Sony to receive the firmware update. Sony has confirmed that the Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4 too will receive the firmware, but it has not announced the update schedule.