Sony has expanded Google’s Android M Developer Preview program to select Sony Xperia devices. Initially, the developer preview was only available on Google’s Nexus devices, and this is the first time it has appeared on a non-Google device.
The process isn’t as easy as getting the developer preview on a Nexus device as Sony is simply providing the binaries required in order for developers to be able to create test images which can then be flashed to their Xperia devices. That being said, installable test images will most likely be floating around the Internet at some point today – if they aren’t already. Sony is quick to point out that the software is not certified or intended for regular use.
It’s important to note that the AOSP software is not certified or intended for regular use. It’s only available for devices with an unlocked boot loader and comes with some limitations, for example, the modem and the camera are not implemented.
The company has also posted a video showing an Xperia Z3 running the Android M Developer Preview.
The list of supported devices include:
- Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact
- Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet
- Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact
- Xperia Z Ultra, Z, ZL, Tablet Z
- Xperia E3
- Xperia M2
- Xperia T2 Ultra
- Xperia T3
- Xperia L
- Xperia S
If you’re still ready to tinker with the preview on your Xperia device, hit up the source link for all the details.
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