Sony Mobile commenced the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update for Xperia Z2/Z3 devices over the weekend. The build number released (23.5.A.0.570) was the same as the latest Xperia Beta build, which led some to question whether the beta program was now over.
Well, Sony developers have responded this morning with a statement to confirm that the Xperia Beta will continue until “at least the middle of the year” and that several more beta releases are planned. The future updates will include “constant fixes and updates based on your feedback”. You can check out the full statement below.
Sony statement on Xperia Beta Program
WE STILL HAVE SEVERAL BETA RELEASES FOR YOU
The Xperia Beta Program will continue until at least the middle of the year. In other words, as member of the program, you will always receive the best software available—before anyone else—with constant fixes and updates based on your feedback.
Just to be clear, the current release, 23.5.A.0.570, is not the final Beta software for members of the program. Although this version is being released now in a few markets, for members of the trade (operators), it is not the final version for you.