October 19, 2015
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sony xperia z3 review (18 of 26)

Update (10/19): Sony has just revealed that its concept Marshmallow build is now rolling out to those lucky few who managed to get their hands on an invitation in time. The company says that the concept build will be rolling out over the next few weeks, so don’t worry if your phone hasn’t received it yet.

What’s more, due to the “fevered interest” of this testing program, Sony has released another batch of invites! If you weren’t able to get your hands on an invite the first time around, now is your chance. Head to the Play Store to download Sony’s Concept for Android application, sign up, and you might be able to score early access.

Remember, you’ll need either an Xperia Z3 (D6603) or Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) in one of the select markets (listed below) in order to take advantage of the program.

Download Sony's Concept for Android from Google Play

Original post (10/7): Earlier this year Sony announced a new beta scheme called Concept for Android, which allowed Xperia users to trial software builds for their smartphones as they went through the various concept stages. Having allowed users to trial Lollipop, Sony has now decided to allow users to trial the Android Marshmallow update.

Like the original initiative, Sony is using the concept to help design and form its Marshmallow update from the ground up based on a few fundamentals: prolonged battery  life, smooth and fast performance, a sleek user interface and Sony’s apps and experiences. Sony says that it hopes to use the beta to be more responsive in developing and deploying updates to the Android OS for its Sony smartphones.

The initiative is open to 10,000 users of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact users in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. If you have one of these devices, head over to the “Concept Sign-up” app (which is only available in these countries) to sign up for the trial but remember, its limited to just 10,000 places so you’ll need to be quick.

Were you part of the original trial and do you plan to sign up for this concept? Let us know your views in the comments below guys!

Nirave Gondhia
Nirave is one of the Managing Editors and a fan of travel. He's worked in technology for over ten years (including stints at two carriers in the UK) and reported on it for nearly nine years. In my spare time, A big football (soccer to those over the pond) fan and avid supporter of Man United for over 20 years, he reads a lot, loves a cocktails and blogs about travel.
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