Sony Xperia Z5 phones now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Sony Xperia Z5

The Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone range has just started receiving the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It must be noted that the phones include the global versions of the regular, Premium and Compact models of the handset.

Although this is not the 6.0.1 version of the software, it does kick in additions from the February security update which is great. Apart from that, it brings with it prime Marshmallow offerings like enhanced privacy settings, the battery saving Doze feature and more to the Sony Xperia Z5 devices.

Moreover, a fresh home launcher has also made its way into this update, as pointed out by the Xperia blog. What’s missing though is Sony’s trademark Stamina mode for battery saving. We’re guessing this is due to the incorporation of Doze. If not that, the company may very well bring back that feature through a later update.

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The Xperia Z5 range was introduced by the Japanese company in September last year in the form of three handsets. While the regular model offers a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Compact model adopts a 4.6-inch 720p monitor. The Premium variant is a cut above the rest, as it has been equipped with a 5.5-inch 4K panel.

All these phones claim to offer 2-day battery life, and hold 23MP cameras on their rear surfaces. Moreover, they run on the octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor which is paired with 3GB or 2GB (Compact) worth of RAM.

Those who own either of the three Sony Xperia Z5 devices must now keep checking their phones for a notification to download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, if they haven’t received it yet.