The release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow brought with it a lot of excitements among consumers. While the Nexus devices were the first to get a Marshmallow update, many non-nexus phones have already started receiving the latest software. The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z5 series are the latest in the list.
The recent Marshmallow update to the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z4 phones are certified by the Wi-Fi alliance. You can expect the software update to arrive in your devices this month. According to the latest reports, the Xperia Z5 is expected to get its first taste of Marshmallow in the middle of February. On the other hand, the Xperia Z5 Compact and Premium will simultaneously receive the update. Other Xperia devices like the Z2, Z3 and Z4 will get the firmware update later.
Reports confirm that the Japanese company is currently conducting beta testing procedures on its Marshmallow concept. Once the tests are done and approved, the concept will be available to only a few selected smartphones including Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, reported Lawyer Herald.
The latest Android Marshmallow software helps to improve battery life of your phone with the new Doze feature. Unlike other brands, Sony does not include the Google Now Launcher, but you can download it separately. The highlighting part is that many features like lock screen, on-screen keys, notification share, phone dialer or contacts app enable the firmware function like Vanilla Android.
The new software offers support for grid-style menu, theme pack, etc. It includes a Camera app with latest features like Album, AR effects, the new launcher and Music Album, reported Neurogadget.
Beta testers were asked to write their feedback on Sony’s official Google+ group so that their comments could be used later for identifying and fixing bugs in the Marshmallow Concept software. The idea is to enhance performance and stability of the firmware.