Following the leaked screenshots ealier, the complete firmware for Sony’s Concept for Android has appeared online too. The file is available for Xperia Z3 owners, if you fancy unofficially joining the Swedish beta testers.
As the screenshots showed previously, the Concept OS is virtually a stock Android experience, with only a minimal number of Sony apps included to cater for necessities like music and camera functionality.
While this might please stock Android fans, it does come with its own set of trade offs. Installing the firmware means that you will lose most of the features that Sony added to the Xperia Z3 to make it more unique. These include double tap to wake, low brightness mode and Xperia Themes, as well as display and sound enhancements. Furthermore, the ROM apparently doesn’t add in anything of value above any other stock Lollipop ROM at the moment, so there isn’t a whole lot to be explored right now.
The software is only available for the Sony Xperia Z3 (D6603) model and must be flashed like other pieces of stock firmware, meaning that explorers will have to back up their data first or it will be lost. You can find the download instructions and files in the source link below.
If you do try it out, please let us know your thoughts. Otherwise, the video below should give you a good idea of what the concept is all about.