Sony has announced Android Developer Preview for Sony Xperia Z3 . For first time it is made available for a non-Nexus smartphone. Sony has worked in partnership with Google and made a build available for the Sony Xperia Z3 (variants D6603 and D6653).
Android N brings about the new Vulkan 3D rendering API (Google's response to Apple's Metal API for better 3D graphics), better usage of Doze to save more battery, Multi-window, bundled notifications, some different UI animations, and other tiny changes.
Multi-window – This new multitasking feature lets users view two apps or Activities at the same time, with the system resizing them as needed to fit the device or tablet screen. All apps targeting Android N are resizeable unless they opt-out, so make sure your layouts and resources are optimized.
Bundled notifications – You can use the Notification.Builder.setGroup() method to group your app’s notifications together for easier scanning.
Direct reply notifications – Use the RemoteInput notification API to enable users to respond quickly to notifications, without leaving the notification shade.
Efficiency – Adapt your apps to use Doze to save even more power in Android N. There are also new behaviors in Project Svelte, aiming to reduce the memory needs of Android.
Here's how to install it on your Xperia Z3:
Connect your compatible Z3 device to a computer with a USB cable.
Xperia Companion will open automatically
Make sure you have Xperia Companion version 1.1.24 or later. If not, download the latest version from here.
Hold down the ALT key on your computer and click on Software repair on the home screen, then follow the guide.
You’ll be asked to disconnect and turn off your device, then to reconnect whilst holding down the volume down key to start the software flashing.
Stay connected with us for more Tech News Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Subscribe by Email