Official Sony video showcases new Android Marshmallow features for Xperia phones

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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13 Comments

1. monoke

Posts: 1142; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

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

6. cireyaj15

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Hope there is. My Xperia M4 badly needs it.

9. monoke

Posts: 1142; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

12. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 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

2. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Any improvement on Superior Auto mode image quality?

3. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Looking good and clean !!

4. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

5. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

7. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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

8. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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

10. roland58

Posts: 4; Member since: May 17, 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 :)

11. lexiemat911

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

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

13. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 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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