The owners of the Xperia Z5 series from all over the world have a reason to jump for joy. Android’s latest Marshmallow version will be rolled out to this family of smartphones and it will be firstly available in Algeria, MENA Arabic, India, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United States.
The single SIM E6653 and the Dual-SIM versions of the model numbers E6683 and E6633 will receive the build number 32.1.A.1.163 of this firmware, which will be available though the Sony PC Companion app, but an OTA will be released soon. Android 6.0 brings Google’s latest February 2016 security patches, alongside the known new features that include Doze, the battery saver that increases its life by up to 30 percent; better app permissions; which means that applications will ask your permission to access parts of your phone, such as the GPS, camera or microphone; a home launcher, but STAMINA mode hasn’t been added to this update and we’re hoping to see it in a later firmware update.
Another feature that hasn’t been included in the update is adoptable storage and unfortunately, you won’t be able to install applications on a microSD memory card. The good news is that the camera interfaces was slightly changed and Sony has added Xperia Messaging with sticker support, alongside Direct Share.
There are three smartphones that are part of the Z5 family: the normal Z5, the mid-range Z5 Compact and the Z5 Premium, which is the flagship. All three of them have been unveiled at the IFA 2015 event from September 2015, during a press conference, and the devices reached markets from all over the world in October, while the unlocked version arrived to the US in February.
Likewise their predecessor, these models are water and dust proof (IP rating of 65 and 68). The Xperia Z will be the last series, as Sony will be focusing on the new “X” family.