For a while now, Sony has been making efforts to work on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for their Xperia models with some users already being given the opportunity to participate in its beta program. Following the completion of its first version of the Marshmallow update, the company has officially made it live for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium as well as the Xperia Z5 Compact for customers in Japan. Presently, the Marshmallow update is being pushed out to smartphones paired up with the NTT DoCoMo carrier and will feature a software version with build number 32.1.F.0.43. Just to mention a few, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings its base features including the Doze mode battery saving feature, granular app permissions and Google Now on Tap. Sony has made several of its own tweaks to the user interface as well as adding a new Xperia Home launcher. Icons found in the notification area are now customizable and the camera app also features improvements such as simple swipe gestures to switch between modes. Back in October, Sony began launched a Marshmallow beta program for several of its other Xperia devices. This included the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 along with the Xperia Z3 Compact, with up to 10,000 users registering to test out Android 6.0 while providing feedback to the company.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool