Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact Android 6.0 Marshmallow Status Update

Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact Android 6.0 Marshmallow Status Update
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Sony has been working on the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices and it appears the company is now ready for the rollout. According to reports, the Xperia Z5 series is in line for a global release of the Android Marshmallow update.


Sony Xperia Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout has officially started for most owners. In the previous week, the Android 6.0 firmware was released to Japanese NTT docomo Xperia Z5 devices. This time, the release is available for global variants. The firmware build is 32.1.A.1.163. It is also presently live throughout all models of the Xperia Z5 series, according to Xperia Blog. More importantly, there are also now reports saying that the firmware has also started seeding or has been spotted for devices like the Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 Compact.

However, users need to know that the available version as of the moment is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is no word yet about the Android 6.0.1 version. As with other Sony Android Marshmallow update before, the firmware update for the Xperia Z5 series should offer improved app settings and app permissions, enhanced battery life plus Doze.

Nonetheless, according to 9to5Google, there are several things to note about the Android update this time for Sony. Just like LG and Samsung, Sony has decided not to include the adoptable storage feature. This means, users will not be able to use a MicroSD card as internal storage for the Xperia Z5 series. Likewise, from first look, the update does not appear like what people saw on the Xperia X and Xperia XA during the MWC 2016. This time, Sony chose to offer new app drawer and home launcher. Additionally, Sony did not include its ‘STAMINA’ mode battery saving feature in the Android 6.0. Like other Android updates, some uses may have early or delayed access to the firmware.

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