Sony bringing Android 6.0 to Xperia Z5 series next month
Sony has confirmed that it will bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its latest Xperia Z5 series handsets next month. Its rollout will begin on March 7, and customers in the U.K. will be the first to see it.
The Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3+ are also on the company’s update list for March.
Sony has already begun testing Marshmallow on a small number of Xperia devices, and it’s set to be one of the company’s biggest software upgrades to date, bringing not only new features, but also an overhauled user interface.
Sony’s future software is more like stock Android on a Nexus, but with a few of its own apps and services baked in. When the company first unveiled its concept last July — then based on Lollipop — it described it as “a fresh take on our user experience.”
If you’re got an Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, or Xperia Z5 Premium, you can expect to get your hands on it around March 7. The upgrade will be distributed to the Z4 Tablet and Xperia Z3+ around the same time.
It should be noted, however, that Sony’s tweet promised “confirmed timings when its [sic] ready,” so be prepared for that release date to change between now and then.