If earlier we got to see the Xperia Beta Program released for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Sony followed this path too and launched a beta program for Xperia X Performance users. They are now able to test a beta version of the Android 7.0 Nougat.
However, being a beta program, you shouldn’t expect it to offer a great performance. Since it’s only in the beginning of the testing period, it can’t be stable and most likely it won’t offer particularly advanced options. According to Sony, the beta program enables users to test drive the Nougat OS, but also to facilitate communication between the users themselves and the developers.
Simply put, Sony says that they would appreciate users reporting any problem they find to the developers, so that they can work together for better solutions and an overall improved user experience for the final version of the software.
For now, the beta program for Xperia seems to be available only for the Xperia X Performance device, which is the phone that has the best specs in the entire Xperia X range. For this reason, it is unclear if the pre-release version of the Android 7.0 Nougat will gradually be available for all the other phones in the series or it will just stop here. The previous beta program, the one for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, was available just for two models: Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, which made lots of fans sad.
But there are some bad news too: the Xperia Beta Program is not available in the United States. Though in Europe there are some states that have access to it, not all the countries have been included in the program. As it seems, there are limited numbers in the program, and only from Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Iceland and Italy.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Sony Xperia X and Xperia Beta Program improvements, we will update the article soon.