Hack and saw: enthusiast ports the Android N Developer Preview to Xperia Z2
posted by Paul K. / Apr 22, 2016, 6:31 AM
But what about some of the other Xperia variations? Are they left behind? Well, XDA member Brandon Nel wouldn't have that, so he got right to porting the preview ROM to work with a Sony Xperia Z2. The build is still in its early stages, not very stable, and the developer doesn't recommend users who don't have an unlocked bootloader flash it. The first ROM will be available for download on May the 3rd.
The developer hasn't stopped work on the port as of yet, so our hopes are high that more stable builds are coming along. The reported problems, as of the time of writing this article, consist of the following points:
- Camera is sometimes laggy and may force-close
- Multi-window is very slow.
- Some apps, such as the Beta Program App Settings, don't work
- Recovery (TWRP) and root no longer works
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. This is the first time ever we see a Developer Preview for a non-Nexus device and it does show Sony in quite a good light, providing its users the latest pure Android experience.
source: XDA Developers
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014
Xperia Z1 pls ;_;
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 6:36 AM 1
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All the way for Sony xperia waiting on the X premium
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 6:37 AM 8
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I would too but the X premium has the smallest capacity battery for a Sony flagship in 3 years, and I hate that.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 7:07 AM 0
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Z2 was the best Xperia ever IMO, Z3s were on par but Z2 was biggest jump from previous generation, incredible battery life, great design (similar to Z1 yet much better and sleek) and FINALLY gorgeous screen. I liked Z2 so much that I bought Z3 Compact when it was released, loved it. Z5 is not worthy update for Z3 and X doesn't look any better too
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 9:39 AM 3
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xperia z in 2014 are great flagship products IMO
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 10:07 AM 0
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I agree 100%. The Z2 didn't get the credit it deserved because it looked very similar to the Z1 and because there was a massive delay to bring it to the market, which made its shelf life as a flagship (until the Z3 came) only four months. However it was the biggest jump in the Z series. It brought screen size increase, thinner bezels, updated processor, stereo speakers, digital noise cancellation, new Android version, double tap to wake, always on display by face recognition. By comparison the Z3 was a very light update but it got more publicity just because it was softer to the touch.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 12:05 PM 1
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It wasn't the hardest thing to port for me since the Z3 is EXTREMELY similar the Z2 , but fixing all the bugs and trying to root and install recoveries in the port is where the hard work comes in. Before 3 May, I will see if i can fix all the bugs that I have reported on the XDA forum. Be sure to stay tuned for the Download link! :) Cheers
posted on Apr 25, 2016, 4:46 PM 0
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