Android 6.0 Marshmallow has reportedly started rolling out for Sony's latest flagship model the Xperia Z5 to users in Turkey. Although there is no official word from the company, it seems the rollout has begun and will soon be followed globally for the Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 premium models.
A Facebook post made by the Sony Xperia Turkey fan page features an image showcasing the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, the Xperia Z5 Premium, and the Xperia Z3+ along with their Android update status. This may be confused for beta testing but it seems less likely given that beta tests are mostly limited to registered users or developers for OS upgrades.
If the claims are true, then the Xperia Z5 which was launched with Android Lollipop 5.1.1, is the first among the Sony phones to get the update. Sony has not revealed when all its models would get the Marshmallow update but it is expected sometime in the beginning on 2016. Last week, the company said in a tweet that the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will directly receive the Marshmallow update.
According to reports, Sony is willing to cut down its customisations to allow the stock Android UI to take over as it seems to be preferred by a majority of users. This makes it imperative for the company to make the Marshmallow available for as many models as possible.
The company last week rolled out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to the Xperia M5 and the Xperia M5 Dual. The Xperia C4 and the Xperia C5 Ultra received the Android 5.1 Lollipop update last month.
The upcoming phones from the company in 2016, the Xperia C6 and the Xperia Z6, are expected to be pre-installed with the Android 6.0 update when launched.