Following Google's release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow October last year, one of the tech manufacturers that is still waiting and working out for an update is Sony Mobile, especially for its Xperia iterations; and if the recent reports are true, Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 and Z3 might be getting its Android M update next month, February 2016.
Mobi Picker, in its report, said that while a lot of major OEMs like LG and HTC have already provided many of their flagships with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade, Sony has been "too slow" with its update. The report added that users of the Sony Xperia Z5, Z4, Z3, Z2, M5, M4 and C5 are "desperate" for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
The report added that the Xperia phones will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in mid-February. Accordingly, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are part of the Sony Android 6.0 Marshmallow test programme for more than 10,000 users in various countries including Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, Norway, U.K., Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Sweden.
The test programme is intended to improve the quality of updates. And after the beta programme ends, Xperia devices are expected to get the Marshmallow upgrade.
According to the report, the Xperia devices that are eligible for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update are Xperia Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Compact, Z3+ and Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia 2 Tablet, Xperia M5, M4 and M4 Aqua, Xperia C5 Ultra and C4.
Christian Today, however, said in its report that recent updates say that Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra may not be getting its Android 6.0 Marshmallow jump. The report added that contrary to Sony's statement that the two flagships will be getting Android M straight from their native Android 6.0 Lollipop, Sony Mobile has not met its goals. Hence, instead of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Sony Mobile rolled out an Android 5.1 update for the Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra.