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If you’re a fan of Sony’s high-end smartphones, then you know that the Japanese company runs an Android beta program, allowing users to test Google’s software on a limited number of devices, then when tests are over and everything goes well, these updates reach the general public. The new Android 7.0 Nougat update is wanted on all flagships, but it isn’t known when it will hit other devices besides the Nexuses. However, if you own an Xperia X Performance, then you’ll be eligible to join Sony’s Android beta program and test it out on your device.



We have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Android Nougat Beta registrations are open, but unfortunately, only for Xperia X Performance users in selected countries such as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. So, if you live in one of these countries, sign up now for the program and maybe you’ll be lucky to be accepted into the beta program. The amount of selected users will be limited and they will have the great chance to test out Android 7.0 Nougat builds before the general public. Their feedback will help Sony to fix potential issues, but during the tests, the software might not work that well.

The Xperia X Performance was released in June, and it benefits from dust and water protection. It has a 5-inch Full HD display protected with a scratch-resistant glass, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor that is backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Sony has added a microSD card slot for expanding the internal memory from 32GB up to 256GB, and it equipped the device with a primary camera of 23MP (f/2.0, phase detection autofocus and LED flash) and a secondary camera of 13MP. The battery is non-removable and has a capacity of 2700mAh.

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