Sony Announces Concept For Android Initiative Once Again, This Time For Android 6.0
Sony may not be trying to compete for the top spot in the smartphone market, atleast not as openly as Samsung, Apple or Google devices, but there is no doubt that its Xperia Z smartphone line up has been pretty amazing to look at, albeit lacking some features which other smartphones in similar price range offer.
It still is one of the few companies out there trying to bring a new firmware update as quickly as possible to its users, after Google launches it for their own devices of course.
Now that Google has officially started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its devices, Sony has followed suit and announced a Concept for Android update, that allows a select number of users to try out a stripped down version of the OS before others receive it. The initiative is available to countries such as Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Latvia, UK, Sweden and more.
The concept update is available to the first 10,000 Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact users who express willingness to participate in the trial, provided they live in the listed countries. This custom update as expected will be different from the official one launched by Google and will represent Sony’s own take on the firmware.
The update will also go through many other changes before it is finally released for all other Xperia users, eligible for the Android 6 update.
Sony has also announced the list of Xperia devices that will be receiving the Marshmallow update once its available and includes Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, Z4 Tablet, Z3+, Z3, Z3 Compat, Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4. While not entirely unexpected although some were hoping it will be included in the list, Xperia Z1 will not be receiving the update.