Sony starts rolling out its concept Android 6.0 Marshmallow build to Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners

Sony starts rolling out its concept Android 6.0 Marshmallow build to Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners
Earlier this month, Sony announced that it will be rolling out a beta/preview Android 6.0 Marshmallow build to 10,000 lucky Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact owners. Just moments ago, Sony announced that the concept Android build is now rolling out to those who've managed to get an invite in time. 

The company mentions that the concept Android build will roll out gradually over the coming weeks, so don't worry if your phone isn't in on the beta program yet. Furthermore, Sony said that it will announce any new features as they will be added to the beta build.

In response to what the company refers to as "fevered interest", Sony also announced that it has opened up an undisclosed number of extra spaces. What this means is that if you act quickly, download "Sony┬┤s Concept for Android" app from the Play Store, and sign up to test-drive the concept Marshmallow build, you might just get in on the fun. 

To be eligible for the beta program, remember that you have to own a Sony Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact and reside in one the following countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.

At this point, it should be mentioned that this isn't the fully-fledged Android 6.0 Marshmallow build that Sony promised to roll out soon to a number of its devices. Instead, as the name suggests, Sony's Concept for Android is a beta program that the company uses to showcase a new, more stock-like Android UI as well as test drive new features.

source: Sony

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17 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Great. Now make a nexus device!

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

5.1-5.2 inch display, beautiful Sony design and Stock Android = Perfection

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Could use better camera tho

7. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

There is no better camera than Sony camera.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Just let Google handle the camera software and it will be fine The 6P seems to be on par with the Note 5 as the best at the moment

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sony's UI is better in my opinion. It's close to stock android but a little nicer, it's snappy and it has Sony's apps like Album and music which are way better than Googles' apps.

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The Sony Nexus 5Z. Stock. Stunning. Beautiful.

14. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

5.2inch IPS Triluminous Display, beefy 3000Mah battery, microsd and fingerprint scanner on the power button. Front facing speakers with Sony's finest IMX 3xx/4xx series. Running stock android.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Sony Nexus... woah!

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I actually like the Sony UI better but I am getting a Nexus 5X because it's cheap and gets updates.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Its not cheap at all. Its just 70$ cheaper than the 6p and has a lot worse hardware. I don't feel like it's even worth it.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

499 cdn vs 699 cdn is a huge difference for a beater back up toy. My work phone is an iPhone 6s and my personal phone a gs6. I can't justify getting a 6p for 699 cdn. And my only other options for a beater toy are older sd801 phones. Lg G4 is still like 400 used on Craigslist so no options really

16. TyrionLannister unregistered

In here the difference between a 32 GB Nexus 5X and a 32 GB 6P is about 70$.

17. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Oh and the 6p is too big. Lol

12. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

15. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

i got Chosen to be a android M tester, cant wait :D

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