Google's Android Preview releases might expand to non-Nexus devices
Up until now, Google's Android betas have only been available on Nexus devices, which makes sense given that these devices get software updates from Google itself, and not carriers or device makers. However, a recent discovery in the HTML source of the official Android N Preview website seems to indicate that the beta system might expand to non-Nexus smartphones and tablets.
The HTML source contains the following text string:
This text belongs to the "What's New" section of the page, but is not visible on the page itself.
It remains to be seen what Google means by OEM partners. It's hard to believe that OEMs such as HTC, Samsung, and LG, which rely on customization-heavy Android implementations will be included in this project. More likely, Google will extend its Android betas to devices that rely on near-stock Android implementation.
If you own one of Motorola's Moto X smartphones, you're probably feeling a bit optimistic at this point. However, given that this would be a pretty big deal for the Android ecosystem, make sure to take this information with a dose of skepticism.