Sony releases Android M Developer Preview on many of Xperia devices

The Japanese the same way as Google have released images AOSP Android M Developer Preview on many of Xperia devices, including smartphones and tablets. Installation is not simple.

The images AOSP Android M preview version for developers is available in an official capacity for many of Xperia devices. This was announced by Sony, which still specifies that even some basic features have not been implemented, such as those relating to the modem and cameras. This initiative so that checks the operation of the operating system, but not to use it on a daily basis.

Since this version AOSP (Android Open Source Project acronym), we will not have the same experience of use typical of Nexus devices. Miss some features, services and add-on, and above all miss the native applications with which Google cram their devices. These can still be added at a later time, even after installing Android M device concerned.

Sony also released a list of their devices compatible with the images of Android M, among which we mention Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z2, Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, E3, M2, T2 Ultra, T3, L and S on front smartphone. While among the tablet are compatible Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet and Tablet Z. All devices are configured as part of the Open Device from Sony, designed especially for developers who want to optimize their app in advance of the official release of Android M.

Missing some essential features use on a daily basis it is impractical, if not impossible. The same Sony points out that ” the software AOSP is not certified or designed for regular use, ” and warns that modem and cameras are not working. Android M is still used regularly on Xperia devices, but if you know what you want to go to meet and get a taste of the next mobile OS from Google, you can follow the installation procedure in this page.