For the first time in history, Nexus has been replaced by the Sony Xperia Z3 in the Android developer preview. Nexus has always been the former one to come up with the Android’s latest version. But now, the Google has teamed up with Sony for unveiling the latest version Android N Developer Preview for Xperia Z3. Before this, the player of preview editions has been enjoyed by Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, Nexus Player, the Pixel C tablet and Android One General mobile 4G.
The Xperia Z3, which was launched before 18 months i.e. in September 2014, is slightly an out-dated device and is found to be strange as the new model Xperia Z5, which was unveiled just 7 months before has not become a part of Android’s preview edition.
Right Now, the preview is available only for the two of the five Z3 variants i.e. D6603 and D6653. To install the Android’s latest version on the device, users have to download it from Sony’s website and flash the preview to their device. No option is made available to enroll Xperia Z3 devices in the Google’s Android N Beta program, for which Nexus devices used to receive updates all over the air.
The Android N developer preview instills a lot of amazing features, but right now it is estimated to give a rough and sketchy result, as Google’s Vice-President of Engineering, Dave Burke stated in the preview as ‘work-in-progress.’ He described and said in its blog post,” Today we’re happy to announce a Developer Preview of the N release of Android! We’re doing something a little different this year by releasing the preview early… really early. By releasing a “work in progress” build earlier in development, we have more time to incorporate developer feedback. Also, the previous preview allows us to hand off the final N release to the device makers this summer, so they can get their hands on the latest version of Android earlier than ever. We’re looking forward to getting your feedback as you get your apps ready for N.”
The Android 7.0 sports many features like multiple window support, enhancement in notifications, efficiency in the battery, improved Java and support system and much more. The multi-window feature will allow the users to have multiple windows on a single display. The notifications viewing can be done by a two-finger gesture or a new expansion button. It will enhance the background work to be more efficiently. Through Android N, users can access 8 Java language features, including lambdas and much more.
The Android N new version’s preview was anticipated to be released later on as the Google I/O schedule. The final version code that the consumers will experience will be released in and around the month of October.