Back in October, Sony opened the doors for 10,000 users to participate in its beta-testing for its new Android 6 Marshmallow-based software. Participants had to own either anXperia Z3 or Z3 Compact and had to be from one of 11 European countries – Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Ireland, or Germany. A couple of months later, Sony polled the testers about their satisfaction with the trial and the response was overwhelmingly positive.So, today, the Xperia Beta Program gets expanded to include 3 new countries and to support Xperia Z2 devices. The app is currently available for download for users from Italy, Spain, and Netherlands. If you live in any of the previous 11 countries and have not joined the Beta Program last time, you will not be able to do so now – the door is only open for members of the 3 new countries.
The Xperia Blog claims that the new release is there so that the Sony UI team can iron out “any” bugs before the Android 6 update is launched to the public. So, while we wouldn't want to get anyone's hopes up in vein, it sounds like Marshmallow for Xperia users is getting pretty close to launch. Back when Sony announced that it's working on a Marshmallow update, it also