|Marshmallow in Egypt Sony Z2 Soon|
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the next big update for Sony Xperia Z1 series and Z2. Google recently released Android Marshmallow operating system on September 29th and also uploaded to AOSP on October 5th. Earlier the search giant released 3 previews of Marshmallow and Sony also released binary images of Android Marshmallow beta for Xperia Z1 series and Z2 devices. Some tech enthusiasts also made custom roms with Android Marshmallow binary and installed them. Recently Sony also released Android 6.0 Marshmallow final build binary files for Xperia Z1 series and Xperia Z2 series. So custom roms based on Marshmallow will be available by the end of October.
Xperia Z2 is present in the Sony’s official Marshmallow upgrade list but Xperia Z1 is not present. Some tech analysts are saying that Sony may add Xperia Z1 series to the list later. Sony will start the building Android 6.0 updates for Xperia Z2 device in October. Previously Sony took a long time to rollout Android Lollipop update. This time Sony may start the rollout quickly as there is no major UI changes in Marshmallow compared to Lollipop. So the Japanese tech giant may start the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Xperia Z2 series in December. Sony will start the rollout of update with Baltic and Nordic countries and then spread over the world in a few days
Android Marshmallow Update features
New App permissions is the major change coming with this update for Xperia Z2 series. With new app permissions, users can more easily install apps than previous android versions. Doze mode of Marshmallow is also a remarkable feature of this update. Doze mode increases battery standby time more effeciently than other battery savers. Marshmallow update is coming with fingerprint sensor support. But this feature is useless for Xperia Z2 users as these smart phones don’t have fingerprint sensor. Automatic backup and restore of apps and app settings is also a useful feature of Android Marshmallow. Android 6.0 has System UI tuner feature to better manage quick settings toggles and status bar icons. With this new System UI Tuner feature users can show battery percentage embedded in the battery icon in the status bar. Users can also remove and add tiles in Quick Settings menu. It also facilitates to manage Status bar notifications better. User interface of Xperia Z2 also will be changed slightly with Marshmallow update. New UI looks clean, beautiful and also more user-friendly. Android 6.0 Marshmallow brought new app menu design which deviates from previous Android versions. Up to Android Lollipop all Android versions feature horizontally scrollable app menu. But in Marshmallow Google introduced vertical app menu. The App Menu appears much smooth and fast than previous app menus. Search bar also comes with new app menu. So users can type in the search bar at the top of app menu to find required app. Users can easily find the required with search function in the new app menu. The Marshmallow app menu also provides the list of recent of on the top of the menu. So users can easily launch recently used apps. Google may improve this new app menu in the next update to Marshmallow.