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Official Sony video showcases new Android Marshmallow features for Xperia phones

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Official Sony video showcases new Android Marshmallow features for Xperia phones
Sony this month started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to its Xperia Z5 series, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z4 Tablet (all of which were released last year with Android Lollipop on board). For Xperia owners who have yet to receive the update, Sony today posted a video that showcases some of the new features that Marshmallow is bringing (including Sony-exclusive stuff).

The video - embedded below - shows us an Xperia Z5 which, following the update to Marshmallow, gained the ability to grant permissions to individual apps, plus enhanced sharing capabilities, and seamless text editing. Also showcased are an improved camera UI, and the new sticker packs that are included in the Xperia Messaging app. Other novelties are only briefly mentioned - Doze mode (for improved battery life), Now on Tap, new home screen, the ability to swipe to search apps, new voice assist, and so on.

Besides the Xperia devices that are now being updated to Android Marshmallow, the following models should also get the new version of the OS at some point: Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia C4, Xperia Z4 Tablet Compact, and Xperia Z2 Tablet.

Have you gotten a taste of Marshmallow on your Xperia yet?


source: Sony (YouTube) via Xperia Blog

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posted on 08 Mar 2016, 11:27 2

1. monoke (Posts: 478; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


No adaptable storage is a big omission! Disappointing update considering the time it took imo. :(

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 16:35

6. cireyaj15 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Hope there is. My Xperia M4 badly needs it.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:18

9. monoke (Posts: 478; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Yep. Sucks for devices with < 16gb internal. Mine's almost full with not even that many apps n games. New games are getting bigger in size and I'm at a dead end point. lol.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 01:06 1

12. Ezio2710 (Posts: 484; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Even Samsung and Lg also avoid this feature, if the sd card to be used as adaptable storage then it will automatically encrypte thaat card and it can't be used in different device without format it

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 11:39

2. Podrick (Posts: 816; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Any improvement on Superior Auto mode image quality?

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 12:52 2

3. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Looking good and clean !!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 14:11 4

4. josephnero (Posts: 559; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


You won't believe how smooth is Z5 now.Please update and try

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 16:05 1

5. josephnero (Posts: 559; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I know it doesn't mean much but 92000 on Antutu now

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 17:19 2

7. Zylam (Posts: 844; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Man I want an Xperia! Sony's skin is much clear and more visually appealing than the other Oems.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 17:47 1

8. Xperia14 (Posts: 527; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


And now with the marshmallow update it's also much faster too ;)

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:21

10. roland58 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 May 2015)


Could someone please tell me the Pros and Cons of the Marshmallow update? I still didn't receive it here in the UK on my Z5 (maybe tomorrow?), and would only install it if i'd know that it's worth it. I read the comments above, but a more detailed one would be much appreciated. Thank you Sony Bros :)

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:24 1

11. lexiemat911 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Mar 2016)


It has become a lot faster I think...BTW, I am using Z5 Premium single sim, unlocked version...just updated it last night

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 05:19 1

13. techguyone (Posts: 201; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Adaptable storage is on a Sony beta marshmallow software project. It'll make it into one or another the updates. ;)

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