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Global models of the Sony Xperia Z5 now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

#Sony has officially started the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update rollout for the #XperiaZ5, #XperiaZ5Compact as well as the #XperiaZ5Premium, a new report mentions. This only pertains to the global models at this point, so the variants that are sold in North America might have to wait a while. But considering that Sony is selling them unlocked and off-contract in the region, we don’t think the wait will be very long.

As for the feature set, Sony will add its personal touch in terms of the user interface and even update some of its features. But the biggest changes come from Marshmallow itself, namely Google Now on Tap and Doze Mode. Although Android 6.0 supports the Adaptive Storage feature, it is said that Sony has left this out from the update.

Adaptive Storage is a Marshmallow specific feature that lets you use the microSD storage and the native device storage as one. This feature also encrypts the microSD card on your device to only work with the source phone. This could be the reasoning behind Sony leaving out this feature. Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are lacking this feature, with both packing Android 6.0 out of the box.

Do you own any of the aforementioned Sony devices? Have you seen the update yet? Make sure you let us know.

Via: Xperia Blog