Sony is one of the companies that are moving slower when new Android updates are out. Manufacturers like Motorola, LG and HTC were the first ones to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to their flagships, and now Samsung is following in their steps, but Sony hasn’t bothered to release any updates until now. But this is about to change, as in the near future, eight devices will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
A while ago, Mobi Picker reported that in January, Sony will upgrade its Xperia Z series smartphones, but so far, only a beta version of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been rolled out to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.
Now, new rumors have surfaced and gave the Xperia smartphones users bad news, telling them that their devices won’t receive the Android 6.0 upgrade in January, but Sony intends to roll out the update in the middle of February, and the first devices to receive it will be the Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact.
Currently, Sony is testing the beta edition of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones, and over 10,000 users from Europe are enrolled in the program, but soon, the testing will end and the update will be pushed out to these devices in many European countries.
Also, the Xperia Z3+ and Z2 owners should be prepared to welcome the update, because in February, their devices will run on Android 6.0. The rest of eligible devices to receive the update soon are: the Xperia Z5 and the non-Xperia Z series smartphones that include the M4 Aqua, Xperia M5 and Xperia C4.
And not only Sony’s smartphones will enjoy this treatment, as according to reports from the beginning of the year, there are two tablets that will be also upgraded: Sony Z3 Tablet and Xperia Z2 Tablet.
And if you own an older Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition smartphone, which has been released in 2013, Sony hasn’t forgotten this model, which is now running on Android 5.1 Lollipop. You just need to be patient and wait until the Android M update will be available for this model.