Own a Sony handset? Then you're in luck as some models of the Japanese company's smartphone are among the first few to get a taste of the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update.

What's even better is that Sony has five smartphones which are poised to get updated to Google's latest OS. The icing on the cake is that these five Sony devices will bypass Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and jump straight o Android 6.0 Marshmallow from Android 5.0 Lollipop.

This is no rumor and the news comes straight from the horse's mouth as the company has updated the information on its support page

Sony's blog also confirms the rolling out of the Android M updates for its Xperia C4, Xperia Z3+, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua, and Xperia M5 smartphones.

"We've been working hard to bring this major update to as many of our devices as possible, as quickly as we can. We're really excited about the new Sony features & functionality and the improvements we've made to the user experience," notes Sony in an official blog post.

Apart from these five Sony handsets, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow will also be pushed out to a few tablets namely the Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet and the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Sony also has a few more smartphones such as the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z2, which will get update to Marshmallow from Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The software update is an over-the-air (OTA) one and should be making its way to your eligible Sony smartphone soon. To check for the update's availability manually, go to to Settings > About device > Software update > Check for updates.

Before updating your Sony smartphone ensure you have adequate free space and at least 50 percent battery charge.

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