Sony Xperia Z3 is first non-Nexus device to get Android N Developer Preview

Google is expanding its Android N Preview to non-Nexus devices with Sony's Xperia Z3

By: Tech Desk | Updated: April 24, 2016 12:04:01 pm

Android N, Android N Developer Preview, Android N Preview for Sony Xperia Z3, Android, Sony Xperia Z3, Android N Preview Xperia Z3, smartphones, mobiles, tech news, technology Sony Xperia Z3 is the first non-Nexus device to get Android N Developer Preview (Source: Google)

Google is expanding its Android N Preview to non-Nexus devices with Sony’s Xperia Z3.

Google in a blog post announced that the preview version of next Android will be available for test on Sony’s Xperia Z3 smartphone. The Android N Preview was initially available to Google’s Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet and Android One based General Mobile 4G devices.

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Google’s post reads, “Sony has been working closely with us to bring you the N Developer Preview on Xperia for early testing and development.”

With Android Marshmallow having turned almost a year old and most Android devices still stuck on Lollipop and KitKat version, the Android N Preview can be seen as an effort to deliver faster OS updates.

For those interested in trying out N Preview on Xperia Z3, the latest preview build can be downloaded from here and then manually flashed to the device. Google says all future Developer Preview will be available as an OTA update.

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