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Marshmallow update will reach some Sony Xperia Z3, Z4 Tablet and Z5 owners from March 7

Marshmallow update will reach some Sony Xperia Z3, Z4 Tablet and Z5 owners from March 7
Waiting for an Android software update, it's fair to say, is not the most enjoyable of pastimes. The last we heard, scarcely one percent of the total Android-using populous had been furnished with the latest Marshmallow update. Sony Xperia handset owners have been waiting patiently for some news, and Sony's British arm has mustered some promising info via social media. Of course, Twitter-based updates from company reps can be -- and often are -- very much off the mark. But if recent utterances from Sony Mobile GB's Twitter feed are to be heeded, the Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet and Z3+ look set to receive Android 6 Marshmallow from March 7th.

Of course, "set to" doesn't instill confidence that the update will definitely commence from that date, and it's clear that Sony Xperia GB is remaining tentative in its estimates. It's always risky to get hopes up based on status updates like these, only to have them dashed by delays or cancellations. But at least it's something to go by, and while Sony GB doesn't speak for the company as a whole, it's encouraging for those in the United States and other parts of the world. 

Sony's Marshmallow beta program has been in full swing recently, and testers have been reporting back positively. If end users can be as happy with the polished, finished version, then it'll surely be worth the wait. 

Here's hoping that the wait isn't too arduous, and that next month's roll-out expands beyond the confines of Britain. 

source: Xperia-Blog

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posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:02

1. FluffyBled (Posts: 542; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

No gif? NVM :P different author and just kidding!

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:18

2. readreadz (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)

Wow, how the FAST update.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:28

3. johanbiff (Posts: 414; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)

no Victor H? suprising ;)

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:41

5. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Indeed :p. I don't think he's doing any android update related article for a while.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:32 2

4. Lycan155 (Posts: 254; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

Wow it only took them about 5 months
Android updates schedule is pathetic ( except for nexus )
Thank god for apple , say what u want about them at least they respect their customers

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 07:14 6

7. jellmoo (Posts: 2042; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Yes. Imagine that. Owning both the platform and the hardware allows for speedy updates. Oh, and completely bypassing carriers as well. Who would have thought this would give them the edge when it comes to updates?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 08:02 3

8. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Sony, Samsung,LG, Motorola(Lenovo) don't create Android software. They use it in their own tweaked way. Your comment is pointless. Yes, Apple respects its customer's so much that they rape you on device cost. Congrats on being respected over and over again.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 10:17

12. PopeFrancis (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

LOL yes, they get some Error 53 respect.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 10:16

11. PopeFrancis (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

If you want to compare Android and iOS, then compare Nexus devices.

This is just how it works for the other manufacturers, I'm not saying it cannot be improved, but once you get over your update obsession, you realize that you are fine without having the latest OS version for some few months. Manufacturers also add some features not available in stock Android, so for me, and talking about Sony devices, the wait in exchange of features is very welcome.

Besides that, what Apple does, is to strip the latest iOS version for all devices but the most recent ones, so for me, unless you have the newest hardware, you are getting only the latest number in your settings.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:59

6. monoke (Posts: 752; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)

Sony always saving the best for last! ;)

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