Sony brings Android 6.0 marshmallow on Xperia Z5 and Z5c

Happy days for Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 compact users. At least those which are live in Europe 🙂 .Sony is pushing new Google Android baby 6.0 Marshmallow on flagship devices. I hope GPS issue will be fixed with new Android release. Time to touch install button 🙂

Android Marshmallow on Sony Xperia Z5c

Android Marshmallow on Sony Xperia Z5c

 

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UPDATE 17/03/2016

Looks like Sony fixed GPS fix issue with new Android 6.0 Marshmallow release. I tested several applications (Google maps and Waze) today. Both application catch GPS fix very quickly (compare to previous Android 5.1.1 version) and did not loos it after few meters. I will continue my tests and keep post updated. So far looks promising.

UPDATE 17/04/2016

I made a trip from Germany (Frankfurt) to Poland (Sadlinki) using my Sony Xperia Z5c as navigation system. I used Waze as navigation application. In general, Sony Xperia Z5c sucks terribly (forgive me me French here) as navigation device. It does work fairly good on open space, outside of urban areas but when I drove into the city or village, it immediately lost GPS fix and there is no chance it can get it back.

My wife has Sony Xperia Z5, It does work very well, keeps GPS signal even when driving between high buildings and in deep forest.

UPDATE 18/04/2016

I give my Sony Xperia Z5c back to shop. We will see what Sony service will say.

UPDATE 01/05/2016

I got new device from re-seller. Lets see if there are any changes.

UPDATE 01/06/2016

After my trip to US (California, Illinois, Minnesota) I can say that new phone works perfect with Google Maps and Waze. Can’t complain.

But…. Bluetooth devices (like my Plantronics Legend headset had voice quality issues)

UPDATE 07/06/2016

Sony released new build for Z5C and Z5 , build number is (32.2.A.0.224). I will update my devices today and let you know if anything changed. I hope Sony fixed Bluetooth issues I have with audio devices

What’s new?
The latest software from Sony is now available for your Xperia™. Update your software to get the latest features and corrections and keep your phone in the best possible condition.

– All of the latest bug fixes and performance updates
– Improved battery life
– Improved camera functionality and stability
– Improved sound handling
– Improved handling of Bluetooth connected devices

 

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

  • Giancarlo Negroni

    Hi Artur… please keep us updated on the Sony forum too.