Sony's "Concept for Android" reveals: Multi-window is coming to the Xperia X series

For those who are not “in the know” — Sony has a program called “Concept for Android”, which basically recruits fans as beta testers for its latest builds before they are released to the general public. It's no surprise, of course, that the company would be working on an Android 7 Nougat update for its Xperia X series, and some lucky users in Europe are now able to enjoy the first preview of Sony's new UI.

The report outlines a few features that are new. There are, of course, some visual tweaks, Nougat's “improved” notifications — we assume that means the actionable notifications, which is pretty cool —, and multi-window, which should be OK on the 5” Xperia X / Performance, but we are not sure if it would be very useful on the 4.6” Xperia X Compact.

There is also an app called inTouch. It's supposed to be a 2-way communication channel between users and the Sony development team. You will be able to use it as a platform for support, but also to answer surveys and, supposedly, help improve future Sony products. We have to say, the name of the app did make us chuckle, considering that some have joked that Sony's mobile division is a bit out of touch with its consumer base in recent times.

If you want to join the Concept for Android program, you need to have an Xperia X device and download the app, which we linked below. When will we see this out for the general public? For now, there is no word. But clearly, Sony fans have something to be excited about.

Download Concept Installer

via: Android Authority

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Xperia X
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Sony is adopting Android Nougat which already comes with split screen multitasking. So maybe they are adding something extra.

2. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

i have been using Sony for the past 3 years , but now i think its the right time to move on. Am craving for a 6s (first choice) or Galaxy note 4

3. MrAnonymous

Posts: 94; Member since: May 25, 2014

Galaxy note 4 is pretty outdated.. U can instead buy op3 or other newer devices.. 6s is a good choice too if iOS is ok for you!

4. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

i dont like chinese phones. I think i will stick with either Sony Samsung or Iphone. The rest are just gimmicks to me. Tho am not a big fan of Samsung or Iphone. I just want a bit of change. I could buy a z5 premuim , but 3 years using the same ecosystem is boring. I eant Galaxy Note for its Huge Screen and camera , then i want Iphone 6s for just wanting an Iphone lool. Thanks tho

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