Sony releases first OTA update to its Marshmallow concept build

If you’re unaware about it, Sony has an interesting program running which allows Xperia users to try out software builds as they go through the various concept stages. The Japanese company had earlier released a similar build for the Marshmallow version, which has just been granted its first ever OTA update.

Those who were lucky enough to get into Sony’s Marshmallow concept build program must now check their Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Z3 Compact (D6603) handsets for the download notification. The update has been labeled MRA58K.Z1.2085, and comes with a number of fresh and useful features.

As pointed out by the unofficial Xperia blog, this upgrade has brought with it the ‘double tap to wake’ functionality which is all the rage recently. MIDI compatibility via USB has also made its way into the release, apart from support for more bitrates in flac audio.

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Moreover, an updated keyboard is one more feature which this release kicks in. Sony’s Marshmallow Android concept program is only available to select users residing in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom at the moment.

However, those interested in signing up for it can download the company’s official app for this purpose, through the Google Play store. More nations are definitely expected to be added to the list soon, so stay tuned. We are also expecting Sony to increase the number of devices which are eligible for the program.

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The first ever Marshmallow concept build update from Sony is expected to hit devices in the next few days; so those who have the previous build installed on their handsets should keep an eye out for it.