Non-Nexus phones to debut latest software soon
Non-Nexus Android users are in for some exciting news as technology section of the code for Android N preview release suggests Google might expand its Android Beta program beyond the Nexus family.
A Reddit user has unearthed the code and shared it in the general discussion forum for Android N Preview. The description in the code reads as follows:
"Accompanying Android Beta program 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."
If this speculation is indeed true, the Android N software may hit Non-Nexus devices as soon as it is available on Google's servers. It means Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, and Motorola users could get lucky with Nexus-like quick updates from Google.
It is still unclear which smartphones and tablets would get the update first if ever Google extends Android Beta program to Non-Nexus devices. The native user interface (UI) skins on these Non-Nexus devices could hinder Google from rolling out quick updates for them.
Google might still be contemplating this idea as the information comes from the hidden code that the company is still testing. Let's hope that the notion actually works out.