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

After releasing Android Marshmallow to Xperia Z5 series in Turkey, Sony has deployed the new OS update to the devices in the home market of Japan.

The new Android Marshmallow (build number: 32.1.F.0.43) is being released to Japanese network carrier NTT Docomo based-Xperia Z (SO-01H), Z Premium (SO-03H) and Z Compact (SO-02H) models, Xperia Blog reports.

How to check for OTA (Over-The-Air) update on Android phone:

Go to Settings >> About Phone >> System updates

Since the update roll-out process is being carried out in stages, it will take some time reach all corners of the country.

When will the Marshmallow update come to Xperia Z5 series in India?

The Marshmallow update was first released to Xperia Z5 series in the Middle East region in early February and almost month later, it is now being made available East Asia. Going by the release pattern, Sony may take a few weeks (probably around late March or in early April) to deploy Marshmallow in India.

Other devices that are confirmed to get the firmware include -- Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4.

Stay tuned for more updates.

For the uninitiated, Android Marshmallow brings the Doze power saving feature, which has been incorporated 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 new security feature verified boot system, more intuitive Now on Tap feature, leaner and faster Chrome browser, support for more international languages, Google photos, new contextual assistance feature and auto back-up from where all app's user data (less than 25MB) will automatically be stored in Google Drive.[View the screen shots of Xperia Z5 series running Android Marshmallow, HERE]