Sony’s “Concept for Android” program is designed to give early adopters a sneak peek into software features destined for upcoming Xperia products. The latest concept, based on Android 7.0 Nougat for the Xperia X, is now available in Europe.

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The latest concept includes visual tweaks, Nougat features like multi-window and improved notifications, and access to Sony’s support section called inTouch.

According to Sony, inTouch provides “direct access to our software engineers and a chance to influence development & coming releases,” because Sony uses “customer feedback and real-time usage data to ensure the software contains the things you enjoy and find most useful”.


If the prospect of getting early access to upcoming Nougat features and being able to directly influence what Sony engineers are working on sounds enticing (and you happen to own an Xperia X and live in Europe), then all you need to do is download the Sony Concept Installer app from Google Play and follow the instructions.

What are your thoughts on Sony’s Concept idea? Do you like the idea of being able to influence software decisions?