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.
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.[related_videos title=”Sony Xperia in video:” align=”left” type=”custom” videos=”640044,639843,639841,626236,564685,539522″]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.
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