Android™ Marshmallow has an intuitive look and feel thanks to its vivid colours and imagery. On top of that, Marshmallow is boosted with a set of great new features to make your Xperia™ device even more powerful than before.
Check out this video to see some Marshmallow highlights:
The availability of software updates depends on your device, country and/or operator. Please note that regardless of Android™ version some features and functionality may also differ depending on your device.
To see your current software version, updates and upcoming software releases, visit the software page on the Sony Mobile support site.
An even smarter smartphone
The new Now on Tap feature from Google™ picks up information directly from your screen and delivers instant up-to-date search results back. Simply hold down the Home button to let Now on Tap use whatever content is on your screen to search for additional information. The search results are presented as on-screen cards that make it easy for you to access the information and act on it. For example, if a friend texts you to ask you out for lunch in a town nearby, Now on Tap can suggest a number of different restaurants with links to menus and online reservations, as well as give you directions on how to get there.
Note! Now on Tap may not be supported in all languages. Switch to English or any other supported language to try this feature.
Do not disturb
Marshmallow includes an enhanced version of the Do not disturb mode. It comes in handy, for example, when you need to concentrate on something for an hour or two, or maybe just want to spend your evening off the phone. Simply swipe downwards twice from the top edge of the screen to enter the Quick settings panel and then tap Do not disturb. The default setting is one hour, allowing only priority alerts to come through, but you can modify the settings in several ways. One way is to create your own definition of priority alerts. You can also use automatic rules to keep the Do not disturb mode active at certain times or when something’s happening in your calendar.
Move your goodies
With Marshmallow you can transfer photos, videos and other files between your Xperia™ device and your computer, much the same as before. You only need one adjustment to get going. This is how you do it: Connect your Xperia™ to your computer using a USB cable. Swipe down from the top edge of the Xperia™ screen, tap USB for Charging and select Transfer files (MTP). Done! Now you can browse the content of your Xperia™ device from the computer and start transferring files. Remember that you need to do this every time you want to transfer files and you’ll be fine!
Please note that this article is not product specific. Features and functionalities described may therefore differ depending on your device and/or software version.