Sony announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update eligible devices
Sony announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update eligible devicesSony Mobile Press kit

After conducing Android Marshmallow soak test for two months, Sony has finally released the much-awaited OS update to the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series smartphones in select regions.

As of now, the Android Marshmallow (build number: 23.5.A.0.570) is being rolled out to Xperia Z2 (D6503), Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803) in Latin America, Ukraine and the Philippines, XperiaBlog reported.

How to check for the OTA (Over-The-Air) update on Sony phones:

Go to Settings >> About phone >> System updates

Since the roll-out process is staged in phases, it will take some time for the OTA update to reach all corners of the world.

For the uninitiated, Android Marshmallow brings the much-needed Doze power saving feature. Google has claimed this feature will 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

It also comes with a Camera 2.0.0, security boot system, a new Google Photos app, support for more international languages and new contextual assistance feature.

Also read: Sony releases Android Marshmallow teaser; video clip shows key feature upgrades in new OS

So far, Sony has released the new Android M OS to the Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet-- Wi-Fi (SGP712) & LTE (SGP771) models, single-SIM based Xperia Z3+, Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2.

Other Sony devices that are confirmed to get the Android Marshmallow update include the Xperia Z3 Tablet, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and the Xperia C4.

Watch this space for more updates.