No Marshmallow for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra – how disappointed are you?

by XB on 8th October 2015

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1

Sony-Xpera-Z1-and-Z-UltraWhen Sony Mobile confirmed which Xperia devices will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, perhaps one of the key surprises was a lack of an update for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra owners. Yes, the older Xperia Z series was not on the list either, but given that these handsets launched in the spring of 2013 we always thought unlikely that they would see an update to Marshmallow. These models now have Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and have experienced a good bunch of updates since it arrived with Android 4.1.2.

The Sony Xperia Z1 models (including Z Ultra) launched 6 months later on Android 4.2.2 and therefore we can understand the frustration from owners who would like (or even demand) an update to Marshmallow. Some have resorted to petitions, others may be more resigned. But we wanted to ask our Z1/Z Ultra-toting readers their views – are you disappointed with the move? Did you expect one final major Android update? Or, do you take a more sanguine approach and are happy to see the phones final days played out with Android 5.1.1. We’d love to your thoughts below.

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