Sony Xperia Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta testers are highly satisfied with the trial

Sony Xperia Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta testers are highly satisfied with the trial
As you guys may know, Sony is in the process of testing out a concept version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a number of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact devices across multiple markets.

Back in late December, Sony asked beta testers for how much longer they are willing to stick with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow concept. Just recently, the company announced the results of the survey, and it looks like most users - more than 80% of those who responded to the survey - are planning to be part of the beta program for as long as possible. Just a fraction of Sony's beta testers claimed that they'll get out soon.

It's easy to understand why beta testers are in love with Sony's Android 6.0 Marshmallow concept build. The software is as stock as you're going to find on a non-Nexus smartphone, and many testers are highly satisfied with the performance of the beta build. Furthermore, some of the features that Sony has introduced over time, such as the ability to remove most pre-installed apps, raised acclaim from users.

What's currently unknown, however, is how much of this beta build will make it over to the final version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We're hearing that Sony is gearing up to launch Marshmallow updates for its Z-series smartphones, meaning that we might be only a few weeks away from our coveted answer. 

source: Xperia-Blog



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 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: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

who knows. LG and HTC got most of their phones updated so i dont think its marshmallow.

6. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

It's good to see Android club updating the 2015 operating systems, LOL :)

5. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 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

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 02, 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: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 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: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 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!

12. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Z3+6.0= battery god

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sony definately offers the best software performance!

15. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 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: 94; Member since: May 25, 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: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

mine workings fine as well on 5.1.1 might be you need to reset it?

17. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Can't wait for the marshmallow update for my z3c, I'm planning to keep this phone for a while

18. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 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

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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. That's it!

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I hope its not only Z Series who will get Marshmallow, my T2 Ultra is capable. Oh wait... Deja vu.

21. gosselin

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Waiting for Marshmallow to roll out to my sweet Z5 Compact here

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