Sony has finally confirmed that they will roll out Android 6.0 update to some of their handset models soon.
According to the Japanese mobile phone maker, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2, Xperia 2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia M4, Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia C4 will soon get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, the company did not specify the exact date of the roll-out.
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was initially missing from the list of devices that will be updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop in June 2015. But a recent Twitter post from Sony Xperia revealed that they will skip the Android 5.1 update for the device and update it to Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead.
@KarCerKK Regarding your question the Xperia M4 Aqua will skip Android 5.1 and will receive Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).— Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) February 2, 2016
Once the Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll-out for the Sony Xperia devices is complete, users can finally enjoy a lot of improved features, including the new "Voice" API and "Assist" API, the Google settings app, the new "Direct Share" feature and an associated app that will be used as direct targets.
The new Android OS also comes with new power management programs called "Doze" and "App Standy" as well as a native support intended for fingerprint recognition for selected devices, which will also be useful with Android Pay. It can also support USB Type-C, microSD, and reverse charging.
In addition, the Sony Xperia devices that will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow can start supporting the Google Now on Tap feature, which offers shortcuts for searching added contextual information and distributes it at any turn.
Sony Mobile is expected to announce the official roll-out date of Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the coming days.