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Sony expands its ‘Xperia Beta Program’ to new regions, adds Xperia Z2 support

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Sony just expanded its ‘Xperia Beta Program.’ In case you don’t know, it’s designed for users to test the latest version of Android on Sony devices before the official public rollout. The program will help Sony discover bugs and issues that may be embedded in the operating system. This ultimately spotts the issues so that Sony can fix what needs to be fixed before rolling the update out to the public.

Just yesterday, Sony expanded the program to incorporate its Xperia Z2. Other devices that work on the program consist of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Up until this point, the program has been active in several European countries including Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Estonia, and Germany. The program will also be active in Italy, Spain and Netherlands, which are Sony’s latest additions.

If you live in one of Sony’s newly added countries, and want to be a tester, you’ll need to download the ‘Xperia Beta Program’ app from the Play Store. From there you’ll be able to access a pre-release version of Sony’s software running Marshmallow. This is a smart approach; hopefully it’ll make the interface free of issues time come the official release.

We’re assuming that the official release isn’t too far off. We can’t wait till it arrives!

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.


  • gopadge

    Where’s the love for the Z3+ / Z4?