Sony Xperia Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta testers are highly satisfied with the trial
1. Finalflash (Posts: 2726; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Can't wait, and literally have been for a while now. Better improve the camera while they're at it too, the gallery takes forever to open and the camera takes forever to take a shot. Plus the focus keeps dancing too much.
2. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Why is it taking so long for manufacturers to release Marshmallow? Sony is traditionally late but this time also Samsung hasn't updated their models yet, four months after Marshmallow was released. For the S5 the Lollipop update took less than two months to be released. Even Motorola that are using nearly stock builds where later than usual.
Has anybody heard about bugs on Marshmallow that probably the OEMs are trying to iron out?
3. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)
who knows. LG and HTC got most of their phones updated so i dont think its marshmallow.
6. LikeMyself (Posts: 433; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
It's probably the inclusion of open source Java codes instead of the proprietary codes of Java (Oracle) to avoid patent issues which Google has been dealing for a long time now! Android Nutella is gonna have all codes written in open source Java codes to avoid legal issues from Oracle!
7. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)
It's all about good optimization, not fast updates.
Good optimization takes time.
This isn't iOS.
11. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
Finally someone gets it. The code for laggypop was so bad that manufacturers have to work a lot.
4. AkoSiKuting (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)
It's good to see Android club updating the 2015 operating systems, LOL :)
5. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Sony phones are taking too long considering that their UI is as stock as it can get. Them and Samsung should learn a thing or 2 from HTC and Motorola when it comes to updates.
8. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)
Every OEM has it's own business strategies aqnd aims. Updating depends on the OEM's roadmap and product line.
Samsung or whichever company got nothing to learn from whatever Android OEM when it comes to updates.
9. Macky (banned) (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Jan 2016)
Am a Sony user , but i would really want them to move away from the stock android look and seek its own identity. They could steal that touchwiz white beautiful notification bar , that would put the icing on our xperia ui...
10. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
The nicest Android version is the stock one. I'm quite glad that Sony keeps it nearly stock and I wouldn't mind going entirely stock with some added functions and apps.
14. epdm2be (Posts: 453; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Stop crying for white! You'll CURSE it when you use that phone at night or in a dark(end) place. I hate it that Chrome has a "night" mode but that i have to enable it through a blinding white settings-screen, what a bunch of morronic developpers!
13. Xperia14 (Posts: 304; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)
Sony definately offers the best software performance!
15. Remmy (Posts: 113; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
I don't mind if they release the update next month or later, as long as it wouldn't ruin the overall experience. Generally Sony's 5.1.1 runs smooth on my 2013 ZR, but sometimes it restarts on its own and the LED blinks red, was surprised that my Z5 Dual (on 5.1.1) has this too. So it probably is a software issue.
16. MrAnonymous (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 May 2014)
Even I'm using a xperia ZR running stock 5.1 but haven't faced this issue.. Maybe one of your installed apps is doing that!
22. MacWiNux (Posts: 116; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
mine workings fine as well on 5.1.1 might be you need to reset it?
17. dancheung77 (Posts: 191; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)
Can't wait for the marshmallow update for my z3c, I'm planning to keep this phone for a while
18. fistigons (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Marshmallow on my Nexus 5 is wonderful. Bad news, I keep trying to access the same things on my Sony Z4 tablet and keep getting frustrated when I realize they are not on it. Luckily I only have 2 Android devices. I can't imagine the frustration people feel, who have different devices by multiple manufactures.
19. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)
I think having having different devices from multiple OEMs is an advantage.
You get to have devices which covers a particular need.
Me, for example: HTC One M9 for multimedia; Sony Xperia Z5 for gaming; Samsung Galaxy Note5 for work and business purposes; LG V10 for photography.
20. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
I hope its not only Z Series who will get Marshmallow, my T2 Ultra is capable. Oh wait... Deja vu.
21. gosselin (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Waiting for Marshmallow to roll out to my sweet Z5 Compact here