Sony offers a taste of Nougat with its Concept program.

Sony introduced the "Concept for Android" program last year, allowing select users to preview upcoming software features before they're widely available. Since the program's introduction, Sony has dialed back on overt customizations to conform to a Material Design core, instead providing differentiation in the form of services.

After seeing a lot of success with the Marshmallow Concept, Sony is now rolling out the Nougat-based Concept build to Xperia X owners in Europe.

Sony Concept for Android

Sony detailed the changes in a blog post, which include multi-window support, inline notification replies, and access to the inTouch community, through which users can provide feedback directly to Sony:

  • A sneak-peek at some of the latest features that will be part of future Xperia products
  • Android 7.0, Nougat, which includes new native features such as multi-window support and improved notifications
  • Access to Sony's inTouch community, providing direct access to our software engineers and a chance to influence development & coming releases

If you're rocking an Xperia X in Europe (F5121), you can get started with the program by downloading the Concept Installer from the Play Store.