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Sony beta testers of Android 6.0 give the thumbs up

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As previously reported, Sony has been testing Android 6.0 on some of its Xperia devices in select markets. The process has been going on for quite some time now, and today Sony received some long-awaited and much-needed feedback.

Based on the report, it’s pretty clear that the majority of beta testers don’t want the trial to end. A recently conducted survey provided Sony with some feedback on the new Android 6.0 software. Over 80% elected to stay on the beta program and want to be on it for as long as they possibly can. Only a small percentage of users reported that they’d like to ditch the beta software in the future.

According to this survey, one could assume that the software runs smoothly with little stutter and is near being finished. Afterall, Sony’s Xperia UI closely resembles stock Android, only including a few minor additions to improve the experience. If you own one of Sony’s latest devices, it shouldn’t be long before the latest Android 6.0 software hits your phone. Let’s hope that Sony keeps most of which it included in its test build in the final product.

To take a look at the survey results regarding the trial program, check out the graph below.

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Source: Xperia Blog


About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.