Xperia Blog has just revealed that Sony has officially begun making the final Marshmallow 6.0.1 build available to its Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact devices. However there is an important factor to note, the devices currently slated to receive the OTA update are only particular variants of the Xperia handsets. This will include the Sony Xperia Z2 with a D6503 model number, the Xperia Z3 complemented with a D6603 model number and Xperia Z3 Compact with D5803 model number. This happen to be the same variants that were qualified for the beta program, which indicates that Sony may have purposely put them as a first priority on the update release schedule. Owners of the three devices sporting different variant model numbers will have to wait a while before the Android Marshmallow update can be released to them, though Sony hasn't yet disclosed when that will be. As for those using carrier branded editions, it is inevitable that they will have to be more patient, as updates from carriers can take a bit longer, although nothing has so far been confirmed. This new firmware update features a 23.5.A.0.570 build number, which is interesting considering the most recent beta version had the exact same build number. In terms of the features to expect from this latest update, Xperia Blog stated that the Camera 2.0.0 user interface as well as the Google's Android security patch for February 2016 should be expected. Camera 2.0.0 is basically the app already preloaded in the Xperia Z5 smartphone that comes with the capability of swiping between camera modes along with real-time sliders for making adjustments to brightness as well as other toggles.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool