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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: latest news

Update: Marshmallow begins to arrive

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has been running Android 5.1 Lollipop for some time, but it is finally beginning to see Android 6.0 Marshmallow wash up on its shores. The first stage of an official roll out has begun. Read on for all the latest Xperia Z3 Compact Android update news.

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Xperia Z3 Compact Android Marshmallow update: when will I get it? / © ANDROIDPIT

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Sony has started to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) devices. The update has been spotted in the US, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa, but will certainly spread globally over the coming days and weeks, so head to Settings > About device > Software update to see if your device can be updated yet.

Given that beta testing for Marshmallow began back in October, an official rollout of the new Android OS must be very close indeed. Expect to see it by the end of January 2016.

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The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Xperia Z3 Compact is out now. / © ANDROIDPIT

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android Lollipop update

Earlier this year, Sony pushed the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the Xperia Z3 Compact. The software version number is 23.4.A.0.546. To check whether your device is up to date, go to Settings > About phone > Software update. 

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Android 5.11 Lollipop hit the Xperia Z3 Compact this year. / © ANDROIDPIT

It may not come as a surprise that Sony is one of the last manufacturers to get the update out to its flagship handsets. Sony's smartphone sales have been dwindling for years, prompting Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai to state that he "wouldn't rule out an exit strategy" for Sony's mobile division and that it might not be making phones past 2018. 

Until that occurs, we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest Sony Xperia Z3 Compact update news. Let us know in the comments when you receive the update, and whether it was worth the wait.


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  • I just updated my Z3 compact and my phone now just keeps on crashing whilst restarting, phone is also getting hot, please help!

  • Still no update in South Africa on Xperia Z3. Waiting forever, iPhone updated to latest of everything....strange how updates are region specific.

  • i have update to Marshmallow and ringtone didn't work when i receive call just vibrate .

    i hope to help me


  • Knut 11 months ago Link to comment

    Hi. what is the name of the weather widget (in the first pic.)

  • I got a notification on my Sony companion login that I can upgrade my Z3 compact to Lollipop 5.1.1 - is this true? I'm from South Africa

  • Didn't like 5.0.1 seemed to kill my battery very quickly but 5.0.2 looks more promising. Seems to run a lot smoother.

  • I think Xperia Z3 Compact is one of the best in the market today and it is because of its specs and features that can efficiently handle all your multitasking.

    • Bibleebob Mar 19, 2015 Link to comment

      I totally agree. If they advertised it properly, I think they would get a lot more buyers.

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