Sony announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update eligible devices
Sony announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update eligible devicesSony Mobile Press kit

It's been close to one month since Sony released the public version of Android Marshmallow to Xperia Z2 and Z3 series phones. Now, the company is reportedly planning to roll out a new update with new features to the aforementioned devices.

To make sure the new Android M update is clean and bug-free, Sony will release the beta version first to registered "Xperia Beta Program" owners of Xperia Z2 (D6503), Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803) next week. If satisfied with the feedback, the company will deploy it to public en masse, probably by this month-end or early June.

Interested users who wish to get enrolled for the soak test need to download Sony's "Xperia Beta Program" on Google Play Store (HERE). [Note: This application is available in select regions only]

The new update fixes Wi-Fi connection bug, Bluetooth audio glitch and other issues. It also comes with Stamina battery saver mode, which was absent in the first firmware version, Xperia Blog. reported.

Change-log of the new Android M beta:

  • New Stamina mode
  • New Ultra Stamina mode
  • Improvements on Bluetooth audio (issue with stuttering sound)
  • Memory handling improvements (multitasking included)
  • Various Wi-Fi connection improvements
  • Security updates
  • Fix for the missing 'expand arrow' in the volume menu
  • Disable noise suppression in calls
  • Translation fixes 
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