It appears that Sony has managed to keep to its target window and is beginning to roll out its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Xperia Z5 today. Users have spotted a 32.1.A.1.163 tagged Marshmallow firmware update for the E6653, E6683, and E6603 Xperia Z5 models. Reports are also coming in about a similar update for the Compact and Premium models too.

Updates in Thailand and Russia appeared first, but the list of countries looks to be growing at a steady pace. Reddit users are reporting that updates have landed in Austria, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia too. The builds appear to be for a mix of unlocked and carrier branded handsets, which is a bonus. The first signs of a Marshmallow roll out for the Xperia Z5 range appeared last week. Japan’s NTT DoCoMo began pushing out a slightly different 32.1.F.0.43 build to its customers on March 3rd.

The Marshmallow update packs in the new core Android features, such as Doze mode battery management, configurable app permissions, and Google Now on Tap. The latest February 2016 security patches from Google are included in the package as well. Sony has also made a number of tweaks to the user interface, included a new Xperia Home launcher, and made some adjustments to its camera app. However, Sony’s STAMINA mode appears to have been removed with this update and the company hasn’t implemented Marshmallow’s adoptable storage mode for microSD cards either.

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As always, this update might take a little longer to actually appear on your handset. So just sit tight. Marshmallow for the Xperia Z5 is finally here.

Robert Triggs
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    don’t have it yet. cri

    • Mohd naeem

      Use Sony PC Companion, i don’t think they’ve released it in Jordan before other countries

      • VJIVV

        Don’t have a PC. Cri

  • Don_Alduck

    No update just yet.
    Z5 UK

  • Saikrishna

    when will the update arrives for the xperia M series ?

  • Cristian S.

    Nothing in Italy

  • E

    Nothing in Australia

  • ReliableAnon

    Nothing here yet in Belgium

  • Cakefish

    Nothing in UK… :(

    • Garrick Damarell

      If you plug it into the computer you can download the update. If not it’s probably going through a network. Mine is already downloading.

      • Cakefish

        I just tried again but it’s insisting I have the latest update :(
        I have the unlocked Z5 Compact.

      • Don_Alduck

        Just checked it a second ago. Unlocked Z5 E6653 and no update yet. What are your experiences so far? (pros and cons? :) )

  • Falenone

    Nothing in Estonia

  • Lovro Sinjeri

    And what about the Z3 and compact??

  • Akafu

    That’s stupid – no adaptable storage, suffering with 16GB of storage on Z3C

  • Johan Lindblom

    arrived yesterday in Mexico (unlocked phone), if there are any problems I will report them here. Updated through PC Companion, connect to PC and got a pop up window that it was available

  • TheHappy Panda

    Hello i have E6653 but ther is still no update? (Slovenia)

  • TheHappy Panda

    You can all update manual and its safe from pc using program sony pc companion and update have fun ?

  • Daudi Mkenya

    D6503,, z2 received updates two days ago in KENYA