While most of the other major manufacturers have been already releasing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to their flagships, Sony has been working the updates for quite some time now. The company has announced that it will be updating quite a few Xperia smartphones to Android 6.0. The entire Xperia Z5 series is supposed to get the Marshmallow update that has been finalized only recently. And if you own a Z5 smartphone, get ready for a good news.
Xperia Z5 Android Marshmallow Update
In our previous report about the Xperia Z5 Marshmallow update, we had said that no Xperia smartphone would get the update in January. And now that the Z5 has started getting the update in Turkey, the international variants should get the update by mid-Feb, followed by other Xperia flagships listed for the Marshmallow update.
As reported by hdblog, Sony has already seeded the Xperia Z5 Marshmallow update, and users are finally receiving the firmware update over the air. Many users have reportedly received the major update notification. Along with the Xperia Z5, the Marshmallow update for the Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium has also been rolled out and should be reaching all the units soon
Turkey is the first country to get the Sony Xperia Z5 Marshmallow update. Other markets will soon follow suit. Sony has already confirmed yesterday that the Xperia M4 Aqua will also be receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update soon. Meanwhile, the Xperia Z3 has been enjoying the Concept Marshmallow builds for quite some time now, and the final Marshmallow update for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact should be rolled out soon.
Android Marshmallow Features
The Xperia Z5 Marshmallow update will be bringing a host of new features to the phone. Firstly there’s a new Doze feature that saves power and extends battery life by putting the phone into sleep mode if its inactive for a long time. Then there are the new app permissions that help you control the access that apps ask for. Marshmallow also brings Google Now on Tap, which is a contexual search service enabling you to get information without leaving the current app. Other than that, design changes, bug fixes, security improvements, performance enhancements, etc. are expected.