Android Marshmallow released for Xperia Z5 series in Japan

by XB on 2nd March 2016

in Android, Firmware, Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia Z5 series


Japan Marshmallow_Home screenSony Mobile Japan has launched the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update for the Xperia Z5 series. The update is currently rolling to the devices on carrier NTT docomo and moves the build number to 32.1.F.0.43 for the Xperia Z5 (SO-01H), Z5 Compact (SO-02H) and Z5 premium (SO-03H).

You can check out some screenshots from the new update below, a full set can be found at the source link. This news hopefully means that the global Xperia Marshmallow rollout will be on the horizon very shortly.

New home screen pane transitions

Japan Marshmallow_Home screen

Small app toolbar disappears when scrolling

Japan Marshmallow_Small App

Delete option added when taking a screenshot

Japan Marshmallow_Screenshot Delete

New camera UI

Japan Marshmallow_Camera UI

Bookmark multiple contacts at once

Japan Marshmallow_Bookmark multiple contacts

Via Sony Japan.

Thanks to all that sent this in!

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Amazing News

  • azzido

    Last to the party but will see if it was worth to wait soo long.
    STAMINA mode is removed and it will get back on April, looks like they have problems to merge it with MM power saving features.

  • azzido

    In terms of X series:

    All they need is to make sure it comes with lollipop to make it a proper Sony flagship.… :|

  • azzido

    “MM rolling for Z5” – Oh that’s very weird. Perhaps they accidentally sent out that push :(

  • Dominic81

    6.0 or 6.0.1 ? By the way, no more Stamina Mode. Half-baked release? They took months and months…

  • Kabuto Kouji

    My Z2 is wainting for its very LAST UPDATE!! hope its a worthy one… XD

  • azzido

    I hope it is 6.0.1 and comes with updated camera Manual control and improved photo quality.
    Battery life should improve too.

    By the way, confirmed no new UI from X series, starts to disappoint.
    I regret with X series Sony officially resigned from Mobile market as it equals (for me couse I found no interest in X series at all)

  • Dominic81

    A guy on XDA has the Japanese Z5 variant and he’s reporting higher battery drain with MM than with Lollipop :( The phone feels more snappy it seems though.

    I guess we’ll see for ourselves in a few days, but I gotta say that “Stamina Mode” missing is a deception for me already considering the Z5 battery life isn’t exactly stellar to begin with. I hope that’s the only thing they had to remove…!

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Stamina Mode is coming back in April.

  • Dominic81

    According to this Japanese guy on XDA, it’s 6.0, not 6.0.1. And he’s reporting a more snappy phone, but more battery drain too.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65612399&postcount=23

  • kajblo

    same status bar :S

  • David Hvatov

    That’s sad. Z2 is the best from all Z-series for me.

  • Adam

    Using Z3 compact in the Netherlands and didn’t get any bèta and i Signed up from day one that’s ridiculous right. So dont fkin complain

  • azzido

    Too fast to estimate real battery life, remember it is a new Android version, which means everything needs to settle for couple of days first, everything is reading to and from internal memory, sd cards, libraries of media, contacts etc as well.

    We will be able to confirm it after a week of using MM at least I guess, same huge battery drain was observed when we took out our Zs from the box.

  • That is what I am afraid off, LG G4 also does not have good battery life (although it does not have in general) on MM, on Lollipop was better, and I heard that doze mode sometimes kill the phone, like, when you set alarm, and when doze mode works, phone is acting like is dead, and after you unlock the phone, you see notification you miss alarm.

    For me personaly, I don´t need doze, I am happy with the battery on Z5, also I dont use stamina mode (yet) I would like to have option to disable doze mode.

  • Utsav Shah

    doesn’t look anything like the concept version on z3. It would be a real shame if they don’t develop on the concept rom for the Z3 series. In that case I will stick to the concept one.

  • Bashar Shehab

    They just need time to make it compatible with Doze mode in MM.

  • azzido

    still it looks odd, after so long time:
    1. No Stamina mode
    2. No 6.0.1
    3. Battery – will see, but hope it is not worse :(

    The good is someone quoted cameraquality improved.

  • Bashar Shehab

    You can’t disable doze. It’s Google thing.

  • Bashar Shehab

    The beta event didn’t start yet dude -_-

  • Adam

    Exactly it’s Rolling out and still no bèta but yet Z5 users cry in the bèta thread. Dude

  • BlackMilk

    The design has nothing common with mm concept. I guess Im sticking with concept, f..k this stupid update, it looks ugly

  • Bashar Shehab

    The beta is for Z3 and Z2 not Z5!! The hell is with you guys?

  • Cakefish

    No more small apps! Finally! They were so pointless on Z5 Compact.

    Real shame that the system icons have not been updated to the new ones in the Marshmallow Concept software.

  • Samuel

    They are still there, but now they hide when you scroll between apps.

  • Cakefish

    Darn it! Why Sony, why can’t we get the option to disable them? I suppose it’s an improvement but I’d much rather have an option to get rid of them entirely.

  • TombStone

    I would not take that single case to generalise that the phone might drain more battery. This guy is probably using it more know that he does have the update thus depleting battery quicker. Also he did not do a clean install so it could lead to further issues. I’ll make my judgements when Mm is officially on more global devices, or on my Z5 :)

  • Dominic81

    Fair enough ;)

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    +1

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Let’s hope that this isn’t the last update for Sony Xperia Z2 cause it clearly can go for Android N and I can’t wait till they release it officially.

  • QBerto

    interesting, in the post here in XperiaBlog says they’re using both doze and stamina in the marshmallow Android Concept, so is not about compatibility, maybe the engineers in the MAC are not the same in the update-for-final-user team, but c’mon, is possible

  • David Horvath

    I wonder if the finger print issue is resolved with the Docomo update … In JAPAN there is an actual recent hardware design change on z5 premium, power button no longer recessed but up on the surface of the side of the device. No indentation around it. http://sumahoinfo.com/xperia-z5-premium-z5-dengen-button-power-button-change-so-03h-docomo

  • hansip

    Well Small Apps is not pointless. You know you can hide it on right/bottom edge of the screen when it’s open right? at least they tweak it so it won’t block the view while scrolling opened apps.

  • TombStone

    I am trying to remain optimistic that this update truly will be a good update… There are too many battery draining bugs on Lollipop :(

  • Patrol619

    Stamina Mode will be included in later update in April :)

  • Da Fuq

    What’s wrong with the status bar? You know it’s customizable, right?

  • Da Fuq

    I hope the Concept software will come to the Z5 too…

  • Ailan Hidaz

    How is it amazing if they haven’t actually begun seeding it to regular Z5 users?
    It could be months away for the general public…

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Wow atheist I thought you could disable it. Should be up to the user if you want a function like doze on or not… Is there any way to remove doze? So Sony can bake in their beloved stamina mode instead :)

  • tjtkdtjr

    Docomo said they advanced the date for Marshmallow at the presentation of Xperia Z5 series last year.
    So I think this update is only for Docomo users in Japan and different from concept for android.

  • Bashar Shehab

    Sadly, no there is no way to remove Doze (yet)..

  • Bashar Shehab

    I’m a 6.0 Concept user and I can tell you there is no STAMINA here -_-

    Only Doze is doing the job.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Still no split screen.. Hurmm

  • Zayed Kotayba

    No sorry I disagree with SONY always do this release it for one region and then it’s a matter of days may be two weeks and it will be available to all regions , also SONY already have MM on Xperia X Series the only thing that worry me is Stamina Mode won’t be available and it may take too long to implement it

  • HAWX

    Same thing over and over again. Lollipop was more waited than MM actually. They have too much phone to support in my opinion Z2/Z3/Z3C/Z3+/Z5/Z5C/Z5P and now X/XP. They will bring the software update but they won’t be making model based bug fix like in the past. I’m afraid you might wanna sell it :/

  • SONY only
  • iia3ezu

    Marshmallow Concept is just a side project by Sony Mobile. Whether the features get ratified by Sony HQ of Japan and get implemented is debatable.

    It’s similar to the Symbian Foundation, for those for can remember.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Well I disagree with you until Sony themselves announce the update coming in “two weeks” as you claim, which I’m sure you have proof of…?

  • Shorinryu

    I have better battery life on MM using my G4 than on lollipop. Absolutely no issues with doze and my alarm which I use every day. However, there are some MM specific bugs that are there even after the last patch update a couple weeks ago. These are mainly UI based and not loss of function.

  • Margaretlarmstrong3


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  • Brick

    They’re extremely useful and I hope they never remove them. Try media viewer small app from play store, it’s even able to stream YouTube in the background and with the screen turned off.

  • Zbaeia

    Sony Xperia Z5 Android 6.0.1 March 7 :)

  • Zbaeia

    Xperia Z4 Tablet . Xperia Z3+ . Xperia Z3 . Xperia Z3 Compact . Xperia Z3 Tablet
    Xperia Z2 . Xperia Z2 Tablet Android 6.0.1 April 2016

    Xperia M5 Xperia M5 Dual Xperia C5 Xperia C5 Dual Xperia M4 Aqua Xperia M4
    Dual Xperia C4 Xperia C4 Dual Android 6.0.1 May 2016 :)

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    source?

  • MixoMaxoViper

    New camera app is coming! Brace yourself!

  • MixoMaxoViper

    Really? Doze is not enough for me!

  • QBerto

    yeah it seems I read wrong, anyways, shame is that stability on MAC can’t be found in official MM release… it’s to early for a objective statment about battery life cause we need to wait a few days, I hope gets better w/o stamina

  • muhkuhap

    It’s the same camera app that z5 users in the rest of the world had for ages..

  • illstplaya .

    Not all were pointless. The flashlight app was very useful. For some reason the built in flashlight turns off when you turn the screen off so the small apps version was the better choice.

  • roeshak

    To be honest, the last software update that made any material difference to me was JB. But above all that, my time with Sony mobile after nearly 7years of head scratching, frustration and pure amazement is coming to an end. Gonna get the s7 to replace my z2. From the little I’ve seen so far of the camera, I’ve been very impressed. Sony’s offerings since the z2 have just been so so stale. Time for a change. If they get their act together and actually upgrade the camera module properly to include OIS and a sharper lens and stop using these cold lcd panels, then I may return to using them again one day. They’ve just fallen too far behind the competition for my blood

  • Matt

    It’s a carrier spesific software. I think it’s For docomo so yeah, their software never been the most beautiful of the bunch, seriously their launcher looks like garbage

  • Sadman Khan

    Exactly

  • Dimitrije Dk

    So the only thing thats changed is that now when you’re scrolling through recent applications the small apps bar disappears… Great.

  • haxona

    Oh yes, best thing ever when you are in a chat client like discord

  • Raj Singh

    Are you dense or is that an attempt at humor?

  • Abdul Ghani

    hey looser why dont u make a software and show it to sony

  • azzido

    Mine is stopping to play music when I turn off screen :(

  • azzido

    And samsung is adding its google VR for free to S7!!!
    What Sony is adding to its flagships??? I forgot, they are removing noise cancelling headphones to be more competitive!

  • roeshak

    Well you’re never far from a joker. The reference was to android in general. Since JB, the OS started to reach maturity . No significant advances to get too excited about. We look to other areas for progress. Sony’s hardware right now is average at best.

  • roeshak

    Headless chickens spring to mind when I think about Sony lol

  • coach

    Yeah, the dev said it is a problem with some google APIs. But if you go at the bottom of the page on the play store, and go to the website of the dev, he has the update with the function of off-screen playback working. It is just a problem with google and he can’t upload it on Play Store

  • azzido

    9:21 minute of below X presentation shows it is running 6.0.1 in its pre release version, so really no idea why they couldn’t add it to Z5 too…:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhSWQVlwkS8

  • Zayed Kotayba

    Actually I don’t have any real proof just only guess from older experience with older devices like Xperia arc and Xperia T

  • Dimitrije Dk

    You’re not very bright are you?Marshmallow on its own brings alot of new things (goes without saying), but the only thing Sony has added or changed (visually) is the thing mentioned above. I was hoping for a little redesign.

  • Raj Singh

    In terms of redesign, Sony’s UI is coming closer to stock than ever before. A lot of their apps are slowing making their way to the Play Store.
    If you’re looking for a Sony-centric UI, you will be disappointed. That will mostly exist within their apps along with a few minor tweaks to the core UI.
    It’s the better approach and the right call to make.

  • hansip

    I will not be suprised if people at Google being honest and say that Doze is built upon Stamina Mode.

  • iia3ezu

    Stamina Mode will be no more once Sony exits from the mobile phone business.

    But it’s good to see Google implement battery-saving features in stock Android,

  • hansip

    “Stamina Mode will be no more once Sony exits from the mobile phone business.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aefdda0bc280c4e332c930f8345c8ed1ebcde9d2c3d5c95fbbecd9da77712f1c.jpg

  • Nayib

    You mean with Xposed, right? Or is there another way?

  • Bennder

    3.5.A.0.0 bring few design changes

  • Bashar Shehab

    U don’t say!

  • Bashar Shehab

    According to the past leaks, Xperia Z5 Seires is getting an advanced STAMINA mode with Marshmallow update, and it will be “advanced” enough to be a battery champion, atleast that is what the leaks said.

  • Dominic81

    “hey looser why dont u make a software and show it to sony”

    And that’s how an apologist looks like kids :) Don’t be like that guy, he lost his critical thinking a long time ago already!

  • Dominic81

    Same old shit, no manual control. Nothing to see here

  • Da Fuq

    Just look in the settings…

  • a00r

    true, the only shinning light of sony is the camera sensors, most smartphones use them, but their software is killing them, and their lack of listening to the customers

  • Abdul Ghani

    ohhhh did i hurt ur life partner so ur defending him? when did u guys god married ? are u his husband or wife well it dosent mater right because basically u guys are biggest dickheads on this form

  • Dominic81

    Calm down buddy, you’re making a fool out of yourself :) Go outside, take a deep breathe of fresh air, you’ll feel better

  • Abdul Ghani

    no i am not u guys are married so dick heads

  • Dion

    ..

  • Dominic81

    Wow.. how enlightening. Are you 12yo?

  • Abdul Ghani

    do u think i care what u and ur life partner thinks u guys are disgrace in this world just go bitch on samsungs form if u guys dont like sony dont fucking complain like little bitches THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL SONY WEBSITE

  • roeshak

    I’ve never been one of those to blame software for the camera issues. For me the software over compensates for hardware deficiencies. The lack of OIS means the software tends to use higher than needed iso values so faster shutter speeds can be used in lower lighting conditions. The result is much noise in the image and much worse than the competition. The do called g lens is also very soft. Again Sony compensates by over sharpening which makes the noise more noticeable and introduces strange artifacts also.
    We need a proper upgrade to the camera module as a whole, not just the sensor. Something Sony has failed to do for a number of years. S7 for me this year. I’m actually looking forward to it. Not something I thought I’d ever say about Samsung mobile. Shows how much they’ve improved while Sony has just stupid still since 2014

  • Dominic81

    Hehehe with fanboys like you Sony doesn’t need haters buddy. Now go to sleep before your mom realizes you’re not sleeping yet :)

  • azzido

    thanks!

  • Sadman Khan

    Don’t feed the Mediatek loving troll :P

  • RiTCHiE

    RAW? Sony dropping this ball again it seems so ill have to wait some s7 reviews out and maybe ill swap brands again :(

  • Ray Grant

    I used adb commands to remove the small apps from 5.0.1. I don’t have a link for you I’m afraid – google “adb small apps xperia”.

  • Ray Grant

    I read (here?) that Sony actually worked with Google on incorporating Stamina into Doze?

  • Ray Grant

    I still hope that the tweet from Sony UK about 7 March is true. Lollipop is working my last nerve on Z5 Compact.

  • DivaGuskA

    Japan Z5 6.0
    stamina mode (X)
    chameleon status bar (X)
    6.0.1 (X)
    Xperia X UI/UX (X)

    Fuxking SONY
    Very Stupid Update

  • Arnitawlofton3


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  • Arnitawlofton3


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  • JevyJav

    You can download Xperia themes through the playstore no root needed. I like having an all black status bar so I downloaded black theme light from the playstore. There are also options in the settings menu to change what icons will appear up there and how they will look such as the battery and clock displays

  • Kristo

    Can you specify a bit more? I can’t find an option for it. Is it only in 6.0?

  • Svnjay

    Nah, Z3

  • Faisal Armand

    And where is this black status bar? Link please :)

  • Timel

    This UI is very gorgeous and looks classy, Sony should adapt what’s new app UI on entire Xperia UI, I want to see the combination of transparency and flat on the entire Xperia UI

  • Timel

    Sony don’t need a disgusting fanboy like you, people like you always drag Sony down.

  • Timel

    Camera and Display are the weak points of xperia flagship phones for long time

    Sony should move forward with OLED display now…

  • Little Man

    I think he/she meant Settings>Display>System Icons

  • Solano89

    This combined with elements from http://www.xperiablog.net/2016/03/01/sonys-marshmallow-android-concept-is-our-favourite-xperia-software-to-date/ to be snappy, logical (user friendly) and economical with the battery plus a new phone (doesn’t matter what letter is in the name) at IFA 2016 which is waterproof, has the FM Radio on-board, has a 5,2″ or 5,5″ screen and a rocking spec-list might change my mind about not getting a new SONY phone after 16 years into getting one or maybe two (second one with 4,6-4,7″ screen – compact), one for my wife. :) Let’s wait and see!

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Agreed with you.. Sony still stuck with their own ecosystem which is not making more profit for them.

  • roeshak

    I wouldn’t call for a move to oled necessarily but please please please Sony enough of the cold lcd crap. Samsung and apple devices aren’t popular because of marketing alone as the fanboys of other brands like to state. That’s just a refuge.

  • kajblo

    Without root, how?

  • MiDan

    mmm meh… boring. I expected a design like Whats News UI or other innovation :(

  • Joyjlavigne1


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  • Zenn Hellia

    Any news for the Xperia Z2 marshmallow update?

  • Matt

    yeay a new camera UI for my z3 :3

  • Matt

    its like moving backwards

  • PoweredBySony

    Xperia x boot animation for other devices
    https://youtu.be/ISIRS6MBXXA

  • PoweredBySony

    Xperia x look and feel for other sony devices
    https://youtu.be/i-jsLLtyzxQ

  • Sadman Khan

    The colour changes according to the theme. Try some black xperia theme from the playstore

  • KIMI

    Why is it that Sony is way too persistent to not use their OLED display when theirs are one of the best in the professional market?! smh I really don’t get what’s up with the higher-ups in Sony, its as if they’re purposely doing so to kill their mobile division

  • Joe Black

    Because their LCD screen technology is awesome?
    Plus, I’d rather not have burnt out pixels, since material design language is all about white color.

  • Joe Black

    I’m pretty sure the global release will look different, I mean, black status bar? Really?
    Wouldn’t be the first time global release looked different than JP one.

  • GreekBoy

    Boring…

  • GreekBoy

    Boring too…

  • GreekBoy

    No news good news

  • GreekBoy

    You’ re in my mind, see my comments above (sort by newest)

  • GreekBoy

    “Economical with the battery” ???

    Nah, stamina is absent!

  • GreekBoy

    Indeed! what’s the pragmatic reason for this update?

  • Aadil

    They did make some improvements. Battery life was going up until the Z2. Everything was good until they thought slimness is the most important feature.
    I don’t think it’s the camera modules which have been problematic. The exact same modules were used by Huawei and Motorola and they didn’t have these problems. Even Samsung used a different Sony module, without OIS and it performed better.
    DxoMark was right, Z5 has a very good camera which is why it was ranked the highest.

  • roeshak

    No they don’t use Sony modules they use Sony sensors. There’s a difference! The others use different lenses and stabilisation in some cases. Sony’s g lens is a part of the problem. It’s quite soft hence the oversharpening post processing to compensate. Samsung uses very sharp lenses. So too LG and apple. Even Huawei with the 6p put together a better module.
    I’m guessing dxo use tripods in their testing. That’s a leveller of sorts. In lowlight and at night, the xperia cameras when used hand held, really struggle especially focusing. It’s been that way for some years now. Not much improvement. Sony still cheaping out on the camera side just as they did in sticking to good old tft for almost 4years after others had moved to ips and oled.

  • KIMI

    Do you not care of Battery life? Phenomenal contrast ratio and always on display? Yes LCD has some cons and pros but at the rate Sony is going not down right now if they ain’t making some changes this ship ain’t sailing back

  • Timel

    I used to hate Samsung super amoled until I had a chance using my friend’s Note 4 almost two years ago and wow! Its display was very amazing, and again now my friend change to Note 5 and I had use it and I swear that Samsung now really did the great job with its super amoled on Note 5, Samsung has improved its Mobil display a lot and I have to change my mind about Samsung’s super amoled , about OLED display

    not only me but Most people also accept that Samsung’s super amoled now is the best mobile display technology so far even Apple. Apple is moving to OLED (of course use Samsung’s tech) as well, And after apple iPhone come up with OLED display, every manufacturers will move to OLED too.

    Sony need to stop lying themselves and stop being stubborn, The future is OLED not LCD

  • kajblo

    I know about themes im using black one, but i want this

  • Aadil

    As far as I have read, other OEMs use both sensors and modules (sometimes). You may be right about the lens part since bigger OEMs use their own solutions for that.
    DXO uses both tripods and handheld usage if I am right. But you are right, Sony has to come out of the bubble that they are “Sony – a popular brand”. They need to start from scratch and let go of old tech. I wouldn’t say their Q-Dot displays are outdated, not for a couple of years at least, but they need to improve screen contrasts (which are degrading with each newer model). They might need to replace G Lens, if it is actually the issue and not just the software.
    I think they were headed in the right direction with the Z2, even Z3 and made a comeback of sorts with the Z5. If the Z6(yes its not dead) follows the Z5’s footsteps, I would say there is still hope for a great flagship this year which can compete with the S7 or G5 or Mi5.

  • Solano89

    “Android Marshmallow’s native Doze feature it’s there” and combined with the “adaptive charging technology released together with Qnovo, the
    lifespan of the smartphone batteries
    is made to last up to twice as long” might do the trick! :)

    http://www.xperiablog.net/2016/03/01/sonys-marshmallow-android-concept-is-our-favourite-xperia-software-to-date/

    http://developer.sonymobile.com/2016/02/22/introducing-the-first-x-series-smartphones-xperia-x-xperia-x-performance-and-xperia-xa-featuring-new-camera-and-battery-technology/

  • S.SRINIVASAN

    Next Launcher Styles

  • Joe Black

    I’m fairly certain Sony phones are ahead of the competition, even those that use OLED, when it comes to battery life.

  • GreekBoy

    That gives me hope bro

  • insyt

    Today is the 7th…….

  • terry feng

    I thought the Navigation buttons turned back into normal when in the Marshmallow update? Thats what the Marshmallow concept was like

  • Samuel

    32.1.A.1.163 Already rolling! It is available right now on XperiFirm (Screenshot not mine)

  • Juniewgrant2


    “my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….


    two days ago new Mc.Laren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Hereoo!686????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsSelf/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:::::oo!686…….

  • Juniewgrant2


    “my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….


    two days ago new Mc.Laren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Hereoo!686????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsSelf/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:?:::::oo!686……

  • Simone Yue

    32.1.A.1.163 is being released from today.
    Austria 3 AT
    Ireland iD IE
    Russia Generic
    Thailand Generic
    Firmware number is different from the japanese one. Maybe its not the same (UI, Stamina and other things)

  • Samuel

    Funny, in the Z2 and Z3 we are gonna test 6.0.1, so the developers can screw up older phones while the Z5 owners didn’t get all the features like new UI or Stamina but should be more stable.

  • Samuel

    I’m already deodexing this POS

  • Adam Graver

    That’s the marshmallow concept ROM. You need to flash the concept FTF for that if you have Z3/Z3 compact.

  • Brick

    Oled and LCD both have their pros and cons. I have a galaxy s4 and after a while the screen was noticeably showing signs of burn in and banding because the oled aging issue. Also while oled has superior blacks, LCD has superior whites and brightness. Honestly I have no preference.

  • insyt

    Hoping smart battery life equals better than stamina mode battery life.

  • KIMI

    What I’m saying is with Sony/JOLED display they could make their Xperia devices battery last alot longer than the usual 2 days that Sony is heavily marketing

  • KIMI

    OLED burn-in is something that can’t be avoided but it’s getting better recently, Apple is planning to use JDI OLED display for their iP8, knowing how apple blasted the OLED displays as inferior, I can kinda guess that their OLED is exceptional among its competitor, furthermore JDI is a company established from many Japanese electronic giants such as Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi.

  • Solano89
  • Joe Black

    I actually thought about opting for OnePlus X instead of Z5c.
    Luckily I didn’t. While X got SD801 instrad of SD810, and AMOLED instead of LCD, it’s battery life sucks compared to Z5c (worth noting that Z5c battery life sucks compared to Z3c and Z1c).

  • KIMI

    The wonders of Stamina mode

  • Zayed Kotayba

    I told you it’s a matter of day’s!

  • Joe Black

    +9000

  • GreekBoy

    Yeah bro, but my Deutsch Z5 Compact has not received anything yet. Have you received the update?

  • Solano89

    Nope I haven’t and I will still wait a bit for the Z3, but 6.0 and no features at all included… I don’t know how to react! I was waiting for more!

  • Little Man

    I agree. The what’s new ui is gorgeous. I haven’t found anything that comes close yet.

  • Velexas

    Cool PETITION asking SONY for faster updates, SD card as internal storage and to keep the Xperia Z line!!! http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/lets-go-sony

  • Ray Faulkner

    Wont get MM ’till April at this rate?

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