A small update has started to roll to the Sony Xperia Z5 range which moves the build number from 32.2.A.0.253 to version 32.2.A.0.305. This remains Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware, but updates the Android security patches to 1 August 2016 (versus 1 April 2016 previously ).
It also introduces the ‘soft charging’ or ‘charging optimization’ feature, which we first saw in Beta firmware earlier in the year. This feature is designed to optimise your battery life.
Other changes, according to the changelog, include enhanced audio volume in notifications/ringtones and improved handling of Bluetooth devices. If you have downloaded the update, feel free to post some pictures and comments below. We will provide FTF firmware links in due course.
Update: The update is now rolling to the Xperia Z3+ too, we would also expect it to hit the Z4 Tablet shortly.
Xperia Z3+/Z5 series firmware build 32.2.A.0.305 changelog
– The latest security enhancements included
– All of our latest bug fixes and improvements
– Audio volume enhanced in notifications and ringtones
– Improved handling of Bluetooth connected devices
DOWNLOAD FTF firmware for Xperia Z3+/Z4/Z5 family – Android 6.0.1
Xperia Z5 (E6603) 32.2.A.0.305 Latin America Generic
Xperia Z5 (E6653) 32.2.A.0.305 Philippines Generic
Xperia Z5 Dual (E6633) 32.2.A.0.305 Middle East and Africa Generic
Xperia Z5 Dual (E6683) 32.2.A.0.305 India Generic
Thanks Henry, Informezzo and Simon!