Well, it was fun while it lasted, and in all fairness, it probably lasted longer than many expected. After all, the goal was to get Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact users to try out pre-release Marshmallow goodies, and help shape them up before they could hit the masses, which already went down way back in April.
As promised, the Sony Xperia Beta Program stayed in place until “at least the middle of the year”, with a few minor 6.0.1 tweaks delivered to the tester community, and now finally ready for primetime.
The program-ending firmware thus carries build number 23.5.A.1.238, apparently managing to iron out all previous kinks, and set the stage for one last commercial update coming in a matter of weeks. But don’t be sad, since the completion of Android Marshmallow-optimizing work likely means Nougat-stabilizing efforts are soon to follow.
Of course, we wouldn’t hold our breath for any 7.0 packages officially headed Xperia X’s or Z5’s way this year. Then again, it’s entirely possible Sony will be reviving the successful Xperia Beta Program in the fall to give you an early taste of nutty treats to come. Fingers crossed, everybody!
Source: Xperia Blog