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Sony rolls out Marshmallow beta test program for Xperia owners in select countries

Sony has rolled out the Xperia Beta Program, which invites smartphone owners to join the company in squashing bugs and improving Android 6.0 Marshmallow ahead of public release. It's worth noting that this new program is not the same as the Concept for Android, and is solely for trying out Android 6.0.

It's reported that this pre-release version of Marshmallow is hitting the Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact in only a select few countries - Italy, Netherlands and Spain. Sony is actively encouraging its fans to help the company not only shaping the future of software (Concept for Android), but also to check out what will be hitting their handsets in the near future (Xperia Beta Program).

Have you managed to get on the program? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Xperia Blog

  • Where's the love for UK? Posted by my Superia z2
  • Device segregation, carrier segregation, country segregation. It gets really annoying after a while.
  • Maaaayybe it's because they are choosing the markets where they have a low marketshare so if something is critically wrong with the update (It's a beta, remember?) there won't be a huge number of people negatively affected by it (like when it happened to Apple a while ago lol) Blackberry Priv
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  • Wheres love for z3 tablet compact.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't mind missing the beta and wouldn't expect that on a T mobile variant of the Z3. But if they don't update the T Mobile Z3 to marshmallow, then it will be the last time myself or my girlfriend ever buys a phone directly from T Mobile again. We will buy them unlocked. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's sad but I have a feeling that the t-mobile Z3 won't get MM. For some reason I think that t-mobile and Sony aren't getting along and t-mobile has had enough and just doesn't want anything to do with the Z3 anymore
  • Magic 8 ball... Will the T-mobile Xperia Z3 get the Marshmallow update?... "Don't count on it" Posted via the Android Central App
  • They'll probably release it around the time N is announced. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They may be a bit slow about it but at least they are keeping their earlier (albeit flagships only) models up to date. Blackberry Priv
    Nvidia Shield "Portable"
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  • I got into the program, Netherlands xperia Z3 Compact
  • No love for India too :(
  • Didnt think uk would get it. Im a z2 owner and as soon as I saw it I knew uk would get left out :-(. We miss outvon everything lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • UK is part of the Concept program, you can download and flash that right now. I'm not entirely clear what the difference between that and the beta program are, but I'm sure we'll get in on that soon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You miss out on everything in the UK? Come to Australia and then try telling me you've got it bad :P Blackberry Priv
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    Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • The first time that sony is so late i don't know why but the most important thing is that marshmallow update be much better than lollipop Posted via the Android Central App