Sony Xperia Beta Program set to continue until ‘at least the middle of the year’

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The news that a trio of older Xperia flagships was finally treated to official, fully polished Android 6.0 updates no doubt pleasantly surprised the vast majority of Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact owners. But there were probably also a few users who deemed the rollout a bit of a bittersweet scenario.

Namely, beta testers of early Marshmallow builds, which appeared doomed to have their special support wrapped up. Only Sony isn’t ready to give up on the successful continuation of its Concept for Android program, just confirming it still has “several” beta releases in the pipeline for you.

Ergo, the Xperia Beta Program will not close before “the middle of the year”, and it could well carry on beyond June or July. “As a member of the program, you will always receive the best software available – before anyone else – with constant fixes and updates based on your feedback.”

Wait, could it be possible that Sony lets Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact users try out Android N months ahead of a proper launch? With Google’s blessing, of course? One can only hope right now, though in all honesty, at least one of the three phones is likely to reach OS support EOL on version 6.0.

The Z2 is already two years old, and the most you can realistically expect going forward is a few more maintenance updates, with an emphasis on bug fixes and minor stability enhancements. Which is still better than nothing, right?

Source: Xperia Blog

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