The Xperia Z3 Plus, Z4 and Z5 have been scheduled to receive the latest Android Marshmallow update and this will happen from March 7. All these devices will get the build number 32.1.A.0.434 of this firmware and the upgrade will take place in phases.
Back in December 2015, the Xperia Z4, Z5 and Z5 Premium were mentioned in the PTCRB database, and this suggested that more mid-range and low-range Xperia devices will receive this update, as well. Instead of receiving the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update, the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 will skip it, because Sony has big plans for them.
The company will roll out the Marshmallow update to these models, but unfortunately, the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z1 Compact are more than two years old and the manufacturer no longer supports them, which means that their owners who want to get the latest firmware on their devices must install a custom ROM. Also, Marshmallow is very big in size and it can’t be installed on smartphones with low memory space.
For example, the Android Marshmallow update weighs around 900 MB and in order to download it, you will need to connect to a wireless network, and to not be interrupted while installing it, which means that the battery must be almost fully charged. Marshmallow brings new features to the user interface, such as the vertical scrolling of the menu icons, which replaces the circular horizontal one.
Also, Doze and App Standby are two new features that extend the battery life, smartphones with fingerprint scanners support now Android Pay, the latest mobile payment service and the new devices that come with a USB Type C connector are also supported. Marshmallow brings also security fixes and other important improvements and in the next months, it will roll out to a variety of phones and tablets created by the most known companies.
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