Sony might be one of the largest tech companies in the world, but this Japan-based tech giant is walking on thin ice in the mobile world. Sony Mobile has been having issues turning profit for quite some time now, their Xperia-branded smartphones are simply not selling well enough, and in order to change that, Sony has opted to replace their 'Xperia Z' flagship line, with the 'Xperia X' line back in February when the introduced three new Xperia X devices. That being said, we're actually here to talk about a number of Xperia Z devices, and a new update that will land next week for those phones, read on.
Keep in mind that we're talking about a beta update here. The Android Marshmallow-based beta update will land to the Xperia Z2 (D6503), Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) next week. This update will carry the 23.5.A.1.203 build number, and it will contain around 400 fixes and improvements according to the company. One of the changes will include the all-new option which will allow you to transfer all apps to the SD card, which will certainly come in handy to some of you. Sony will also fix the 'unknown call / private number' bug which occurs for stored contacts, and will also improve the Calendar app which keeps crashing on some devices. Sony said that the update will land next week, but we still don't know when exactly. Needless to say, this update will land on the aforementioned devices only if you're enrolled in Sony's beta program, otherwise no dice.
The Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 compact aren't exactly new, all of these devices were announced back in 2014, but Sony thinks they're the perfect devices to test new updates on. All of these phones are still quite powerful, especially the Xperia Z3. That is pretty much it, all you can do at this point is wait and see when the update comes your way, do keep in mind that it won't roll out before Monday, that's for sure. If Sony releases any additional info, we'll make sure to let you know.