Apr 11, 2016 01:13 AM EDT

Android N Rumors: Beta Program Coming To Non-Nexus Devices?

Recent Android N rumors suggested that the beta program could soon be available to non-Nexus devices. The developer preview for the OS has been posted by Android on its website.

NDTV reported that the Android N Developer Preview, which was released last month, was Google's way of offering developers a glimpse at the new features of the upcoming OS build. The company allowed Nexus users only to sign-up for the beta program.

Moreover, a new HTML string from the official Android Developer website has revealed that select non-Nexus devices could be able to join the Android Beta program soon. A Redditor has shared an image of the code that seems to suggest that the program will support more devices from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners.

"Accompanying Android Beta Program for consumers, starting later in the preview," the text read. "More supported devices, including devices from OEM partners. Seamless OTAs for your devices, from initial release to final N release without flashing."

The publication added that Google may officially announce the OEM partners that they will support in the Android Beta Program soon. It is still unclear how many devices will be supported by the OS.

According to IBT, this seems to be the first time that Google has released Beta builds to non-Nexus devices. Android N may soon be updated via Google instead of carriers or OEMs.

SlashGear noted that the Android Beta Program was started by Google to enable Android updates to be quicker than ever. The website speculated that Motorola, Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG, among others, may have support for the OS soon.

It was previously reported that Nexus 7 may run on Android N. The HTC device is also said to support Google's 3D Touch feature. Xiaomi and OPPO, among others, will be using the feature sometime this year as well. It was noted that with the device running on Android N, there is no new software for the buyers to look out for.

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