Sony vows to update no less than 14 Xperia devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
HTC and Motorola have officially revealed part of their Marshmallow support plans, LG dropped a few Android 6.0 hints concerning the G3 and G4, and T-Mobile committed to a hefty list of 17 gadgets with Lollipop’s follow-up on the way, including a bunch of Samsungs, LGs, and HTCs.
Unsurprisingly, it’s now Sony’s turn to make big promises, which the Japanese device manufacturer wants to deliver on “as quickly” as possible. No actual ETAs are however provided, so here’s to hoping the Xperia Z5 trio will begin receiving M goodies over-the-air by the end of the year.
The Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium obviously headline the 6.0-ready roster, with an extra seven Xperia Z family members invited to the party. Namely, the Z4 Tablet, Z3+, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2, Z2 Tablet, plus presumably, all their dual SIM counterparts and regional derivations.
If it feels like something’s missing, it’s because the Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z1s are apparently snubbed, despite the latter two seeing daylight last year, and the former packing a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip and 2GB RAM, no doubt a hardware configuration more than suited for at least one final software makeover.
Oh, well, perhaps Sony will add new names to the list as proprietary optimization work progresses, since we’d also like to see other mid-range phones than just the Xperia M5, C5 Ultra, M4 Aqua, and Xperia C4 updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The C3, for instance. Or the T3. Even the T2 Ultra.