February 16, 2016
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Xperia handset owners have been patiently waiting for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to make its way to their smartphones and it looks like the wait could soon be over for some customers. The Sony Xperia GB Twitter feed has broken its update silence, hinting that Marshmallow could start arriving by March 7th 2016.

The tweet also reveals that the update is scheduled for the Xperia Z5 series, the Z4 Tablet and the Z3+. Sony has a habit of releasing big batch updates for its device, so it’s possible that a few more handsets may be included by the time we reach March. Sony has previously promised to bring Marshmallow to a wide range of its devices.

Although Sony hasn’t been providing much in the way of information about its Marshmallow update plans, the company has been working away on its Concept for Android software. Sony also recently announced a Marshmallow beta program for the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact in Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands, suggesting that its next official Android update is nearing the final stages of development.

The March 7th release date is still a little while away, so it is probably best to take this revelation as a rough guide rather than a guaranteed deadline. Still, at least we know that the update is nearing. Just sit tight.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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