Usually, Google only ever makes its Android developer preview versions available on its own Nexus devices, because these devices are designed partly with developer modification and testing in mind.
However, this time for the new Android version, Sony has done the necessary legwork to make the preview version work on those of its devices in its Open Device program. Besides that, the company even made an handy guide on how to install it.
Ensuring a device can run the M Developer preview without too many issues, device manufacturers have to include in the software support (drivers) for all the hardware – the chipset, connectivity radios, etc.
On Sony’s Open Device page is a list of devices in the program along with two downloads to get M running, the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) as well as software to get the hardware working properly.
But don’t get to excited, only a couple of its smartphones and tablets are currently supported right now.