Sony was probably the only major Android OEM that lagged behind when it comes to upgrading phones to Android Marshmallow. But as the saying goes it’s better late than never.
Sony let out a tweet to announce the rollout, but thanks to XperiaBlog, we have more info about it. The Japanese phone maker is now prepared to roll out the Android Marshmallow update for Xperia Z5 series along with Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3+. This update is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and includes latest February security patch. As the XperiaBlog reports, this update doesn’t have Sony’s famous STAMINA mode, but it does have Doze feature built into Android Marshmallow. The great thing about Android Marshmallow is it gives more control over app permissions. Even Sony has decided to not to use the adoptable storage feature, but it’s not a great loss, IMO. As we have see already in Sony’s Android Marshmallow Concept, this update includes new System UI and launcher.
#Android 6.0, Marshmallow rolling for Xperia Z5 series, Z4 Tablet & Z3+ – rollouts are phased, check locally & watch for the notification
— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) March 7, 2016
Although the roll out has started already, it will take some time before it appears on your device. Make sure you backup your data and top up the battery before performing the update. If you’ve got it already, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.