Sony Mobile may not be making the mainstream mobiles that many are moved by, but they certainly have a loyal and dedicated fanbase. With Android Marshmallow, the company has tried a new approach to its hardware-software operations: public Beta programs. Perhaps even more impressively, it has sought to continue them even after the formal roll-out of Android 6.0, and the efforts are continuing shortly:
As noted by Xperia Blog, Sony will be releasing a new Beta version of Marshmallow. It will have the build number 23.5.A.1.203 and according to Sony, will contain an impressive 400 bug fixes and system improvements. One such new addition will be the ability to move all apps on the device to a mounted microSD card. Additional details also include squashing the bug related to “Unknown call/private number” glitches based on the device’s saved contact list, as well as solutions related to Calendar app compatibility.
The Beta will include individuals involved in the Beta program and who are running the Sony Xperia Z2 (D6503), the Xperia Z3 (D6603) and its smaller sibling, the Z3 Compact (D5803).
Without a doubt, this is a clear commitment to quality control and customer concerns, something that seemingly no other OEM is opting to do via Beta builds. What do you think? Does this latest Beta build many bridges, or does it burst your bubble? Leave a comment below!