Sony did the unusual by joining the beta testing program of Android Nougat with the Xperia Z3 handset. While this promises an early update for the stable Android N for this handset, other models from the Japanese company are yet to be updated with the latest Android Marshmallow OS.
In case you didn’t know, Android Marshmallow came to life in October last year, which means it has been around for almost a year now. Despite this, the likes of Sony Xperia M5, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua as well as the dual variant of the Xperia M4 Aqua, until now, are yet to receive the Marshmallow update.
As noted, Sony will be among the first OEMs to push Android Nougat to their devices. However, the company is also lagging behind when it comes to rolling out updates for its other handsets. But it is better late than never.
If you own a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia M4 Aqua Dual, and a Xperia M5, you can now download and install the latest Android Marshmallow on any of these three handsets. For those using the latter device, the Marshmallow update should bring the device’s build number to 30.2.A.0.100. As usual, it comes as an OTA update, which means not all devices will be able to receive the firmware on the same date.
The same version of Android Marshmallow is also coming to the Xperia M4 Aqua and the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual. The devices’ firmware update brings the build number to 26.3.A.0.131 and just like the Xperia M5, the update comes as an OTA. This should also mean that not all Xperia M4 Aqua handsets will receive the Marshmallow update at once. The update is also rolling out in select markets across the globe.
Android Marshmallow brings features such as Google Now on Tap, better control over apps permissions, Doze mode as well as adaptable storage, however, the latter feature is missing from this Sony Xperia Marshmallow update.