Right now, Android has been making the news as version 7.0 (also known as Android N or Nougat) has been showing up on some of Google's newer devices. Of course, when it comes to Sony's devices, some of them still have not received Android M (also known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow). This is the latest news of Android M Version 6.0 Marshmallow and Android Nougat Release Date for Sony Xperia Z5, Z4, Z3, and Z2 on Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon.
Not a lot has happened for Sony and Android since we last reported on it a week ago. A recent report from Tech Radar saying that all of these devices have received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update: The Xperia Z5 series (including the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium), the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2 Tablet, and Xperia Z2.
The latest of Sony devices to get the upgrade include the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia M4 Aqua, and Xperia M5. There are also going to be plans for the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia C4, and the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact won't be happening.
If you are a Sony user of a newer device in the United States, your best bet is to see if you can't get the OTA (Over The Air) download of Android Marshmallow now. Just go into the "Settings" and "System Update" to see if the upgrade is available. The upgrade may not be available depending on your carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T, and Verizon. Feel free to leave a comment here saying whether or not you received your Marshmallow on your Sony device, as well as what carrier that you subscribe to.
There have been reports that Android Nougat has been coming to the latest versions of Google Nexus devices, and it will be coming to the LG V20 first. So what will be the first Sony devices to receive Android Nougat? Chances are, it will be the Sony Xperia X devices first.
Given that the newer Android devices receive the upgrade first, it will probably happen in this order: Z5-branded series (Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, and the simple Z5), then the Z4 tablet, and the Z3 series. The Z3 series is pretty popular, so it would not be surprising if Nougat comes there. Sort of like how the Z1 series won't be getting Marshmallow, it will be unlikely that the Z2 will get Nougat. Of course, it seems like Sony is always the last to get the latest version of Android, so there is no release date for Nougat.