Android phone users will be eager to know when the recently launched operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be rolled out to their devices now that Google devices have received it.
Google has already rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update to its devices -- Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android One smartphones – but it may take a couple of months or even more for other android phones to get it.
HTC has confirmed that it will roll out the new firmware update to its devices by the end of this year but other major mobile phone makers, including Sony, Samsung and LG have been keeping mum on its launch.
Sony has put out the list of devices that will get the software but it has not even hinted a tentative date for its roll out. However, the firmware should be made available to its devices, including Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia C5 Ultra early next year if one is to by history.
The Japanese electronics giant has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be made available to its devices such as Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4.
Meanwhile, Sony has revealed AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow configuration and binary files for its devices which will allow developers to run the software on the compatible handsets.
"For all you open source fans, we've just added an AOSP Marshmallow (Android 6.0) configuration and binaries available for download, as part of Sony's Open Device program," wrote Sony Mobile Developer.