Just before the official launch of the Android M, Sony has come forward and announced the Android developer preview version of the Android M for its Sony Xperia devices. Sony in its blog said, before Android M goes official, we have decided to give developers some time to test their apps and get used to the new API’s.
Google’s Nexus devices have always been the first to run the latest Android OS. But, it looks like Sony has broken that tradition. Sony has not only beaten the Nexus devices in running the new OS but also big players like Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola.
Currently, Sony has released the Android M preview version for the following Xperia devices – Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia E3, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T3.
Releasing an Android developer version is a real good thing done by Sony and we hope other manufacturers follow Sony’s footsteps. A developer version before the official release does help the developers to test and develop apps that would run and support the OS.
This news does give us an idea regarding Sony’s plan of running the Android M on its devices. Currently, there is a dozen of those Xperia devices and hopefully after the official launch of Android M we will see more Xperia devices running the new OS.