Sony Publishes Early Version of Android M to 12 Units

Sony is following Google’s example and also publishes an early beta version of the next Android M to 12 of its devices-and you can even try it.

Sony surprises and publishes an early beta version of the next Android M-operating system for all 12 of its smartphones and tablets, which today you can try on your own.

Go you and waiting eagerly to the next Android version will be finished and M-sent out to your Sony smartphone or tablet? So you can now anticipate Android M version, if patience does not extend to wait a couple of months yet.

Sony publishes a so-called Developer Preview of Android M-the next operating system from Google, which has not yet been finalised and still lacks a name.

This means that you can even try out Android M to a number of Sony-smartphones and tablets, but it requires a certain amount of technical skill-hence the name Developer Preview. If all steps are explained carefully on Sony’s website, it is not right to go to war with in 5 minutes.

The 12 Sony devices, you can install Android M on, is:

  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia Z2 Compact
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia E3
  • Xperia M2
  • Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Xperia T3

Since Android M remains under development, Sony also remains a long way to go to perfect the software so that it looks like it, you know in advance. That is why it is also so far a completely original version of Android M without Sony’s own user interface and even Google’s services that run on the 12 early beta versions.

The purpose of the beta for Sony, however, is also “only” to ensure that the developers ‘ apps are compatible with Sony’s version of Android M and therefore also do not recommend that you use the new versions for everyday use, since they hardly are error-free.

It is certainly interesting that Sony is now going the same way as Google and publishes these very early beta versions-perhaps in the hope of sending updates out to you, as the end user, faster than before.