Sony offers up an Android N preview for the Xperia Z3

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Photo: Sony

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Photo: Sony

You don’t have to buy a Nexus device to get yours hands on the Android N Developer Preview anymore.

Sony has today made the software available for those with select variants of the Xperia Z3, and it comes with everything you’d expect from Google’s latest software, including multi-window support, direct reply from notifications, and more.

Just like Google’s Android N release, this build for the Xperia Z3 is an early preview, so you should expect to see bugs here and there. Sony warns that running the Android N Xperia Z3 preview is not suitable for installing on devices you rely on every day.

But if you have a spare Xperia Z3 kicking around, and it carries the D6603 or D6653 model number, you can now get an early taste of features like split-screen multitasking, bundled notifications, improved emoji, and the ability to reply directly from notifications.

Photo: Sony

Photo: Sony

All of this is available in pure Android software; Sony hasn’t made any of its own modifications or added its own apps and services, so you get exactly what you would expect on a Nexus. Sony also encourages you to share your feedback with Google.

To download the Android N Developer Preview for your Xperia Z3 and for step-by-step installation instructions, follow the source link below.