Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5IBTimes India/Raymond Ronamai

Sony smartphone owners must be running out of patience waiting for Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as the firmware has been rolled out to some handsets months ago. The company has announced the list of devices that will receive the firmware but is tight-lipped on when it will be released.

With rival companies like LG, HTC and Motorola having started releasing the firmware to their devices, Samsung and Sony are among the major smartphone makers that have been left behind in the race.

However, it appears that the Japanese electronics giant is working towards releasing the firmware to its devices. In fact, it can happen any time.

The company has already released Android 6.0 Marshmallow concept beta programme to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, which means it will roll out the firmware if it works fine on these devices.

According to a report by XperiaBlog, a survey conducted by the company on how long they would stay in the trial programme revealed that over 80% of the participants responded positively, saying that they would stay as long as they could. So, users of Sony devices under the concept beta programme seem to be happy with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 

The firmware should come to the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact first before being pushed out to other handsets, as these devices have undergone the concept beta programme.

Sony has earlier confirmed that the new firmware will be rolled out to devices like 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.

Interestingly, the company has revealed that its Xperia M4 Aqua that was left out for Android 5.1 Lollipop update last year will skip Lollipop latest version update and will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow directly.