Sony Xperia Z5 Starts Receiving Android Marshmallow Update

Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 users can finally rejoice. The Japanese smartphone giant has started rolling out the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 update to the phone. The update, 32.1.A.1.163 is that of Android 6.0, and not 6.0.1, but it includes the February security patch updates from Google.

The latest iteration of Android includes improved app permissions, Google’s Now on Tap, and Doze. The Now on Tap feature allows users to access information quickly without leaving the app, whereas Doze saves up on power by killing background apps when the phone is idle for a while. Sony has also introduced a new home launcher with the update. Sony’s battery STAMINA feature has made an exit with the firmware update, and will probably be back in the future.

The update removes the adoptable storage option, which means you won’t be able to include the SD card storage as an expansion of your phone’s internal memory.

The roll out was first seen in Turkey and then in Japan. Sony’s Japanese division posted some important points to note while upgrading to the new firmware. Salient ones are: The device will not be able to revert to its previous versions; if the battery is low, it will shut off and not be able to finish the update; you will not be able to send or receive calls during the update; post the upgrade, there’s every chance that the data maybe lost, which is why it is better to have a backup.

Finally, some other features include a new camera app interface to switch between modes and an new delete button for screenshot notification.