Sony has started Android 7.0 Nougat Beta program for selected Xperia X Performance smartphone users in select countries. Sony launched a Play Store application called ‘Xperia Beta Program’, which allows users to join the Xperia Android Nougat beta testing program. This is the official Xperia Nougat firmware for Sony devices that will be released for the public.
Currently, Sony’s Xperia Marshmallow Beta program is available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Netherlands. Owners of Xperia Performance in these countries, who wish to try out the pre-release beta version of the Android 7.0 Nougat, install the app ‘Xperia Beta Program’ app from Play store and sign up.
For your information, the Xperia Beta Program app was designed for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 Marshmallow Beta testing and now it is for Xperia Performance Nougat beta testing.
The Beta program is limited to few select users only and it is intended to test out the final firmware before the official release to the public. This is something like Motorola’s Soak test and allows users to test a beta firmware prior official launch. It means owners of Xperia Performance can expect the official Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update very soon.
Interested users read on to know how to participate in the Xperia Nougat Beta program.
Download and install the app ‘Xperia Beta Program’ from Play store [HERE], open it and tap ‘Next’.
In the next screen, enter your email, name, phone number, gender, type of users and sign up to participate.
Note: Before you start, please note that this is a beta test for Android 7.0 (Nougat) and for select Xperia Performance owners. Not all are eligible for the beta test. Such users are advised to wait for the final release, which may roll out in the coming months. (Source)