In a somewhat unprecedented move, Sony Mobile decided to allow users of select flagship Xperia handhelds to opt into a Marshmallow Beta program for those interested in the bleeding-edge of Android OS updates. Given the nature of an early pre-release build, there were some bugs to squash along the way. Today however, Xperia Blog is reporting that Sony has officially started rolling out the final release build of Marshmallow 6.0.1 to the Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact handsets.
Only specific variants of the devices are currently set to receive the OTA: the Xperia Z2 with model number D6503, the Xperia Z3 with model number D6603 and the Xperia Z3 Compact with model number D5803. Coincidentally, these are the variants that were eligible for the beta program, suggesting that Sony itself may have put them on a fast-track release schedule.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht