Sony Concept for Android now available for Xperia X
The Concept firmware is targeted at developers and experimenters and the installer itself can be downloaded as a free app directly from the Google Play store. Beta testers can register for the "Concept for Android" program to aid Sony is developing the software. According to Sony, the manufacturer is looking to integrate customer feedback gained from beta testers to better tailor the software to its users. Participants receive no compensation for downloading and installing Concept, so the feedback they give will be at no monetary cost to Sony and may reduce development costs for the manufacturer in the long run.
Sony Concept aims to improve battery life and provide a fast and sleek new interface that prioritizes apps and features most useful to the user. The latest version of the software at the time of writing includes:
- A brief preview of some of the latest features coming to Xperia products.
- Android 7.0 Nougat with multi-window features and improved notifications.
- Access to the inTouch Community forums for providing direct feedback to the software developers and to directly influence the development process.
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