Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5IBTimes India/Raymond Ronamai

Sony lags behind its counterparts in releasing Android Marshmallow update to its devices. Better late than never, but fans won't be happy with the way the company is updating the firmware to its devices at snail's pace. Now it has been reported that select models of the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will get the new Marshmallow beta.

A report by XperiaBlog has claimed that Sony will release a new Android Marshmallow beta next week with build number 23.5.A.1.203 that will come with about 400 fixes, including "unknown call/private number" bug, and other improvements. It went on to say that it will include an option to transfer apps to microSD card. 

However, the the new Marshmallow beta will be available only to a few devices like the Xperia Z2 (D6503), Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) that were under previous beta programme released by Sony.

Sony has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z3+ in select markets, including America, India and Canada.

The Japanese technology giant had earlier said that it will also make the firmware available to the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia C4.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update comes with several features like Doze, Now on Tap, Runtime Permissions and Google Now on Tap.