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Sony announces devices that will get Marshmallow, Xperia Z1 left out

Sony has revealed exactly which devices will make the jump to Marshmallow. Read on for the full list.

Published onOctober 6, 2015

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Now that Google has opened the Marshmallow floodgates, manufacturers are beginning to detail their plans for the update to Android 6.0.

Sony, one of the better Android OEMs when it comes to updates, has revealed exactly which devices will make the jump to Marshmallow. The list is predictable, if you’ve been following Sony over the past months, with just a couple of names shining through their absence.

These are the Sony devices that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as per a company blog post:

The most glaring absence here is that of the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact. Launched in September 2013 with Snapdragon 800 processors, the Z1 duo have outlived the two-year period that Google itself promises for major updates. Sony did release Android 5.1 for these devices, just last month.

It looks like the 2013 Xperia Z is also reaching its end of support line, which shouldn’t be a surprise, as Sony didn’t include it in the Android 5.1 update wave. Other devices not deemed worthy of Marshmallow include the Xperia E3, Xperia A4, Xperia T2 Ultra, and the Xperia Z Ultra.

Sony promised it would share more details on the updates “soon.” For what is worth, the post includes the standard disclaimer about timing and availability varying based on market and operator, and a rather ominous warning that some of the listed models may not get the update at all, for certain markets/operators.

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