Sony Xperia Z3 Plus and Z4 Tablet receive Marshmallow

by: Robert TriggsMarch 7, 2016

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Along with the Marshmallow update for its Xperia Z5, Sony has begun rolling out a similar software upgrade for its Xperia Z3 Plus and Xperia Z4 Tablet. The update brings these devices up to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, matching the features found in the company’s Z5 flagship smart phones.

The update comes with the build number 32.1.A.1.163, which is exactly the same software that has been arriving for the Xperia Z5 today. In it, you will find the familiar Marshmallow Doze, Google Now on Tap, and app permission features. Sony has also incorporate a new Xperia Home Launcher with Marshmallow, but its STAMINA mode has been left out.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is up and running for the Wi-Fi (SGP712) and LTE (SGP771) variants of the Xperia Z4 Tablet, along with the Xperia Z3 Plus (E6553) model. The same update is also rolling out the Xperia Z3 Plus Dual, but in a smaller number of regions at the moment. According to XperiFirm, the update is already live in Russia, India, Singapore, Turkey, and the USA, along with one or two other nations. Other regions will likely follow suit in the coming days.

If the update has landed for you, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • Bram Wildenberg

    Guys is the z3+ a good buy? I heard the z3+ heats up a lot.

    • Jim

      Mine was a dog of a phone until the last update at the beginning of December which ended .266. Ran like a dream after that. Oh and having a replacement phone also helped too. I had mine in for repair three times before it was replaced like for like by o2. They had to replace the battery on the original and then it got lost in transit back to the store. The replacement still heats up however. Don’t use the camera when it does. it’ll definitely shut down after two pics in that situation. So to answer your query, I’d look at a different model of phone. I would if I could turn back the clock.

  • Jim

    My o2 UK Z3+ has updated via Sony Bridge for Mac. It’s not available OTA yet. Not available yet for my o2 UK Z4 LTE tablet. As for the Z3+ I’m being prompted to update Google Play Services which says it is up to date and that it’s detected a memory card and do I want to format or eject it. Is it not clever enough to access what’s on there already? No evidently not. The phone’s rebooted itself already before I’ve had a chance to do anything. It’s early days! I’m going to have fun having to reload all my apps to the memory card for starters. Ugh.

  • moew

    No update on my Z4 Tablet SGP771 through Sony PC Companion

  • Stefan Jon Silverman

    No joy here on either device searching for update or just-installed Xperia management SW on pc — oh well, will continue to wait since I have no other choice…