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[Representational Image] Huawei Honor 5X Android Marshmallow soak test goes live in India. In Picture: Huawei Honor 5XPRNewswire

Huawei-owned Honor has commenced Android Marshmallow soak test for Honor 5X in India.

The company confirmed on Twitter that the testing of Android Marshmallow for Honor 5X is underway and it is allowing select registered owners to experience the new OS first hand.

During this trial run, the company takes feedback from the users to make sure the firmware is free of glitches. Once convinced that the software is bug-free, the update will be released to public en masse. Interested readers can register for this programme HERE.

For the uninitiated, Android Marshmallow brings the much needed Doze power saving feature, which is claimed to extend battery life by at least 30 percent depending on the device's internal hardware.

Also read: Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 7 key features you need to know

Other notable features include leaner and faster Chrome browser, more intuitive Now on Tap feature, new security feature verified boot system, support for more international languages, new contextual assistance feature, Google photos and auto back-up from where all app's user data (less than 25MB) will automatically be stored in Google Drive.

Honor 5X Android Marshmallow testing commences in IndiaHonor India via Twitter

In a related development, Honor is hosting an event in India next week to launch the new budget smartphone Honor 5C.

Read more: Huawei Honor 5C teaser out; budget phone tipped to debut in India next week

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