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

Close to two months after Sony commenced Android Marshmallow soak test on Xperia Z2, Z3 series smartphones, the company has released a software patch to fix bugs found in the first update. The new firmware (build number: 23.5.A.0.570) has been made available to Xperia Z2 (D6503), Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D5803) models.

It weighs around 330MB and fixes wrong onscreen navigation buttons, home screen going off center, non-responsive double tap to wake and other minor bugs, Xperia Blog reported.

Sony also added that the company has partially fixed Wi-Fi signal issue and will soon release a new update with complete fix.

Here is the new update's change-log:

  • Home screen off center
  • Application crashes when deleting contacts
  • Wrong navigation buttons
  • Gmail app not showing other accounts
  • Stuttering when listening to music via Bluetooth
  • Double tap to wake not always working
  • Plus various stability and quality improvements

Sony is expected to take another week or two to complete the soak-test and finally release the public version of the Android Marshmallow update to Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact.

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]

So far, Sony has released the new OS update to Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet- Wi-Fi (SGP712) and LTE (SGP771) models and the single-SIM based Xperia Z3+.

Other Sony devices that are confirmed to get Android Marshmallow update are Xperia Z3 Tablet, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4.

Stay tuned for more updates.