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Soon the Android beta programme may not require a Nexus device

Google is currently testing the next version of Android through a beta programme and unsurprisingly it has been limited to Nexus devices. But that might all be about to change, with devices from third-parties included in the testing programme.

An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted a few lines hidden on the Android developer website that clearly indicates that devices from a wide range of manufacturers may be given access to the beta programme. The hidden information states:

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

The text is currently still contained on the Android developer website, but has been marked as a comment so that it does not show up to end-users. However, it is possible to view the information by examining the website’s source HTML file.

Google has not revealed the name of the next version of Android, with the forthcoming operating system currently refereed to as Android N.

[via SlashGear]