Sony is now the first OEM to release Android Nougat to its smartphone. Although is a beta pre-release ROM, it goes to show how committed Sony is with providing developer support for its smartphones. This makes the Sony Xperia X Performance the only non-nexus smartphone to run Android Nougat 7.0 Beta.
This is kinda like a surprise from Sony as sometime last month, there were reports that Sony is shutting down the Xperia Beta Program for its smartphones. But it seems like Sony has othe plans for its Xperia X lineup. Lets hope that other OEMs will follow suit and deliver timely updates for their smartphones
The firmware is only available for users of the Sony Xperia X Performance who are brave enough to try it out in the Xperia Beta Program. This program is apparently limited and is only available for consumers in a few regions like the Nordics, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Netherlands; as reported by Xperia Blog. Also, this pre-release firmware is expected to be different from the N-Preview, meaning that it will be more representative of Sony’s skin on Android 7.0 Nougat.