Unless you own a Nexus 5, 6, 9 or Player, you most likely haven’t been able to try out the new Android M developer preview that was just recently announced. However, if you own a somewhat recent Xperia device, you’ll now have the opportunity to test out the preview software for yourself. Sony has just released a new Android M dev preview build for 12 various Xperia devices as part of the company’s Open Device program.
The list of supported devices includes the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T3. Much like flashing Android M on a Nexus device, this process seems to be pretty simple. All of the necessary instructions and files are available on Sony’s website and through the company’s easy-to-follow guide.
Just remember that while flashing the most recent build of Android may be enticing, this is intended for developer use and not necessarily for for use on one’s daily driver. This build is only available for devices with unlocked bootloaders. Sony also notes that the modem and camera have not been implemented for this version of the preview.
If you’re interested in checking it out, Sony has released a short video with the M preview running on an Xperia Z3:
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