Google has added code for the Android L developer preview to the Android Open Source Project, and that includes code for all recent Nexus devices including the Google Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 editions, the Nexus 10, and the Nexus 4 and 5 smartphones.

This follows the release of factory images for the most recent Nexus 7 and Nexus 5… and provides a pretty good indication that every device that received the Android 4.4 KitKat update will probably be updated to Android L this fall.

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This is still preview code we’re looking at — it may contain bugs and it may change before Google’s ready to officially launch the next version of Android later this year. So some makers of custom Android ROMs are sticking with KitKat for now in order to provide a stable user experience.

But don’t be surprised if we start to see next-gen feature cherry-picked and added to other custom ROMs in the coming days.

Android L features a new design language called Material, a revamped notification system with support for notifications on the lock screen, among other things, battery life optimizations, a new view for recent apps, support for low-latency audio, and many other changes.

via Android Police

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3 replies on “Google releases Android L preview source code for Nexus 7 (2012) and later”

  1. I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2012) so I’m tempted. What are the known gotchas?

  2. This is very cool, and as the owner of a Nexus 5, I can verify that there are bugs.

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