While Sony has begun rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its Xperia Z5 family in a few sections of the world, numerous other gadgets are as yet sitting tight for the update to arrive.

A month ago, Sony launched the Xperia Beta Program welcoming owners of some of its older handsets in specific markets to enlist for a Marshmallow preview, and it’s presently began seeding a build of the OS to those gadgets.

As Xperia Blog reports, the sneak peak is presently advancing toward Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 owners who effectively joined to the Beta Program, bringing the build number to 23.5.A.0.486. Strangely, while the Android version, 6.0.1, heading to the Beta Program handsets is newer than the 6.0 release rolling out to Sony’s newer gadgets, the security patches in the sneak peak are from December 2015, instead of the latest February 2016 updates.

Sony's Beta Program of Android Marshmallow

The Beta version includes a significant number of the features already delivered to newer Xperia gadgets, including an updated camera interface and another application launcher.

There’s no information yet on when Sony plans to release the full non-beta update for the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 – and given that it took the organization right around five months after Marshmallow’s release to begin upgrading its flagships, it’s clearly not in any awesome rush to do as such.

Meanwhile, the following version of the OS has already shown up. Not long ago, Google released its first Developer Preview of Android ‘N’.


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