Google’s latest Android Marshmallow is reaching more and more devices and now, Sony is spoiling the owners of the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3 Plus devices. The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact, which have been released in September 2013 and January 2014, respectively might receive this firmware soon, according to XperiaSony, but for now, the users can get Marshmallow via custom ROM.
For starters, the Z5 series will get Marshmallow in the following regions: United States, Russia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and MENA Arabic and the firmware will have the build number 32.1.A.1.163, being delivered to the single SIM E6653 and the Dual-SIM varieties of the Z5 phones. The software can be downloaded through the Sony PC Companion app, but Sony will offer an OTA in short time, as well. The manufacturer has tweaked the camera interface and added Direct Share and Xperia Messaging with sticker support.
Marshmallow is also available for the Xperia Z4 Tablet (Wi-Fi SGP712 and LTE SGP771 variants) and the Xperia Z3 Plus (E6553) model. The seeding started on March 7, according to user’s reports, although Sony hasn’t confirmed the release date for this firmware. It is known that the latest Android version brings many new features such as Doze, the battery saver that can extend its life by up to 30 percent, granular permissions, Google Now On Tap, fingerprint support etc.
Recently, Sony has released a new series of smartphones, the X family, which will replace the Z5 smartphones. The three new devices are called Xperia X, XA and X performance and the Sony team said that “The new x-series is under a different concept, which meet the needs of our users will meet even more. You can still of course to the latest technology in our smartphones leave – that has nothing to do with the name of work to do”.
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