Some owners of the Xperia Z5 flagship, which came preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, have reported that they’ve received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on their devices, over the air. Currently, the update is rolling out to the users in Turkey, but soon, it will reach the Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium models.
Sony Xperia Turkey fan page has posted on Facebook that the update was finalized three weeks ago and it’s available for the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium, while the update for the Xperia Z3+ is in “Final Stage”. Sony hasn’t confirmed yet that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is rolling out to the Xperia Z5 handsets, as on the support page is still specified that the flagship is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Last week, the manufacturer has confirmed that one of its smartphones, the Xperia M4 Aqua, which runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, will be upgraded directly to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will skip the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, but Sony hasn’t specified when this will happen.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow will bring many new important features, such as Google Now on Tap feature (when the user will read an email where his/her friend will mention the name of a movie, this feature will provide cards with links of websites with reviews, trailers etc.), Doze (the battery saver that will extend the life by up to 30 percent by closing applications running in the background without being used), Android Pay mobile payment system, revamped app permissions, new fingerprint APIs for developers etc.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop update was firstly released for the Xperia M5, and the Xperia M5 Dual, and now, the Xperia C4 and the Xperia C5 Ultra are receiving it as well. This Android version was released by Google in March, last year, and it rolled out to its Nexus devices. The update comes with support for multiple SIM cards, HD voice (not on all devices) and Device Protection.