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Android N Developer Preview is now available for Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's Xperia Z3 is one of the first non-Nexus device to support the Android N Developer Preview. It was previously rumored that Google would allow other manufacturers to begin testing the software, and that appears to have proven true. You will need to flash the first image (of Developer Preview 2) and then Sony will push future updates over-the-air to the phones.

From Google's announcement

The Xperia™ Z3 joins Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, Nexus Player, the Pixel C tablet and General Mobile 4G (Android One) in giving you an early look at the next version of Android. Sony has been working closely with us to bring you the N Developer Preview on Xperia™ for early testing and development.To get started, you can download the latest N Developer Preview from Sony (currently Developer Preview 2, available at the link below) and manually flash it to your device. You'll then receive future Developer Preview updates over-the-air, direct from Sony.

So, if you happen to have a Xperia Z3 laying around, and want a taste of the latest operating system before it is officially available to everyone, you can give it a go now.

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21 Comments
  • Nexus 6X?
  • Nexus 5Z Posted via the Android Central App
  • If only Sony would team up with Google for the next Nexus. I'd rather them than HTC. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've been waiting years for a Nexperia. I don't think it'll ever happen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • We can dream.. Blackberry Priv
    Nvidia Shield "Portable"
    Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • This lol.
    Make it happen, Google. And Sony. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's a weird phone to allow first... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Might as well offer it to 85 users to minimize issues:D
  • Didn't Sony sell a ton of Z3 devices in Europe and Asia? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too bad I don't have an international version. When I get my Z5 it will be for sure. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've got the concept marshmallow ROM so this release sounds intriguing. Sony seem to be making an effort to actually engage the customer! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Called it. http://i.imgur.com/OsIuQcg.jpg I just want to say though, I don't have Marshmallow on my Z3 yet, but I could have the N preview if I wanted. That's... Weird. Posted via the Android Central App
  • There is no prize.
  • Then why am I even here? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol. Glad you took the joke well!
  • save yourself a lot of anguish and don't install.
  • Seeing this (and previous Sony phone news) makes me want to take a second look at their offerings.
  • Nexperia FTW
  • Going by the rate they are going, i would not be amazed if they release Android O before Google does! Why do i even comment!
  • Meanwhile, Xperia Z3TC still doesn't have Marshmallow Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still waiting :| Blackberry Priv
    Nvidia Shield "Portable"
    Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact