Back in October, when Android 6.0 was barely making its way over-the-air to “pure Google” Nexus devices, Sony vowed to update a whopping 14 Xperia phones and tablets to sweet Marshmallow… eventually.
Between then and now however, only a small fraction of Z3 and Z3 Compact owners worldwide got a sample of Doze battery life enhancements and Now on Tap cards as part of a “Concept” beta program. Impatient fans are naturally wondering if the old plan is still on, fearing a few of the products initially announced as headed for 6.0 bumps may ultimately receive the upgrade axe.
NTT DoCoMo, the most popular carrier in Japan, seems to support this ominous theory, going public with a vexingly short list of Xperias ready to board the Marshmallow bandwagon before long.
You have your Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium, obviously, as well as the Z4 and Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, and A4, but no Z2, Z2 Tablet, M5 or C4. Don’t let rage get the best of you just yet, though, as a single regional service provider’s plans aren’t representative of Sony’s global intentions.
Besides, we’re not exactly fluent in Japanese, but something tells us this isn’t a final list, likely containing merely Android-powered hardware with M software promotions around the corner. As in, a couple of months around the corner, to be clear, not a few days or even weeks.
Bottom line, don’t lose hope of seeing at least 14 Xperias brought (relatively) up to date on the Western hemisphere… someday.
Source: Xperia Blog