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It looks like Google is serious about getting the "L" preview out to developers in all of its forms, even as code. That's right, some of the source code is already live on AOSP!Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.15.59 PM

It looks like all of the recent Nexus devices are covered - everything from the 2012 Nexus 7 up through to the Nexus 5. Of course, just because branches have been published for these devices, it is not absolute confirmation that this entire list of devices will receive an official L release. Nothing is certain until Google releases OTAs and/or factory images.

Note: there still aren't any binary packages or kernel sources for the Nexus devices, but these are probably coming fairly soon.

It's not clear yet if all of the source code is fully uploaded, but I've yet to see a project that doesn't include an "l-preview" branch that appears to contain a full file structure.

Update: It turns out this wasn't a complete release of the L preview source code, after all. Bill Yi posted on Google Groups to point out that this was an update for some GPL projects, but it's not a complete platform update. Subsequent comments revealed that an l-preview branch was created for many non-GPL licensed projects, but the contents of those branches match the current state of their related Master branch. There's still a lot to be taken from this update, but full custom builds won't be possible yet. At least this is pretty strong evidence of which Nexus devices will receive updates to the final L release.

It's time to start poking around to see what we can find!

[Android Open Source Project]

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • Carlos

    Nice

  • B3astofthe3ast

    Wow, not only the Nexus 4, but the original N7! Nice!

    • scouser73

      Great news isn't it.

    • mgamerz

      Idk. Mine performs pretty laggy on KitKat. Don't know if L will improve on that.

      • hp420

        Then you're using a shitty rom/kernel.

        • EowynCarter

          It's sock rom, and a bit laggy now. Curious if art will improve this or not.

          • hp420

            I've used pure AOSP since the kitkat source was pushed, with the exception of two weeks when I used Paranoid and my Nexus 4 hasn't shown the slightest hont of lag. I've never heard of the rom you're using.

          • EowynCarter

            My bad, I meant stock rom.
            And I was speaking of my N7 (2012). N4 is mostly lag free.

          • hp420

            lol sorry, I probably should have realized that was such a simple typo, but sometimes I have a derp moment or two. Sorry about your N7. Have you tried xposed or any new binaries? I know qualcomm updates them for N4 monthly.

        • mgamerz

          Cause roming is all android is about right?

          • hp420

            I didn't say that. You are putting words in my mouth. When the rom and kernel have 100% to do with everything related to device performance and a user says their device is laggy, yes...it is guaranteed to be a bad combination of the two.

          • mgamerz

            Yet we are talking about one specific device that has a single official kernel and a single official ROM. So yes, you're talking about romming.

          • hp420

            It's the stock rom and kernel...and i said that before i knew they were installed. so no, it's not about romming. but that is always the first question when anyone on a site such as this one says they have performance problems. so you can stop being a fucking douchebag, because this conversation never included you in the first place.

          • mgamerz

            Ahh the good old insult a person when you're wrong style. Always convinces people.

  • brkshr

    S**t just hit the fan

  • Besnik Rrustemi

    Cant wait to have it on my Nexus 4

  • Fabian Pineda

    Begun, the L Custom ROM Wars have.

    • oneyedmonkey

      There you go, I just read it that way

      • Justin W

        Even in Yoda's voice, this confused me.

      • KoRRo

        i can't stop laughing!
        you made my day, sir!

  • Phil Oakley

    Every Nexus 4 owner (and OG Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners) are thanking Google right now.

    Thanks, Google.

    • IamTheFij

      And even 2013 N7 LTE owners.

      • Justin W

        Hold that though! No, really, hold that thought. Google hasn't submitted the code to Verizon yet, so they won't allow it on their network.

        • IamTheFij

          Good thing I use T-Mobile and get my data for free.

          • b9876

            Doesn't matter. We don't have 4.4.4 yet due to Verizon, no matter what provider you use. Heck, I'm not even in the US, my provider has no problem with any LTE device I bring on the network. But Verizon has to screw up my updates :(

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          • IamTheFij

            Cool, but this is source code. It's literally already out. That's what this article is talking about.

            Someone can compile it whenever they chose providing they fix any blob dependencies.

            Whether or not Verizon allows you to activate doesn't matter to anyone not on Verizon in this instance.

          • b9876

            It's not complete source code. Someone is not going to compile it, unless Google fills in the missing pieces. So for now, it doesn't help at all.

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    • Franco Rossel

      When i saw this i tought
      "2012 Nexus 7? PRAISED BE DUARTE, GOOGLE TAKE MY CHILDREN!"

  • http://patrollpl.tk/ Cadence
  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    Looks like my Nexus 7 (2012 wifi) will survive after all.

    • http://toastedpastillas.com/ Kim Reyes

      i just hope it fixes lags on it, because it's kinda slow right now when i upgraded to 4.4.4

      • samoanbiscuit

        A lot of the problems of the first Nexus 7 come from the cheap EMC ASUS used, and the fact that the first few versions of Android running on it didn't have TRIM support. The damage is already done. Just keep a lot of space free and you should minimize slowdowns.

        • MrSonicBoom

          I'm just waiting for the next nexus tablet. I love my N7 2012 but it has become painfully slow and has also developed ghost taps.

      • Justin Swanson

        Yeah, I'm having the same problem, but L Preview is pretty laggy on my N5... hopefully we'll see it optimized. (I'm pretty sure it isn't).

        • MrSonicBoom

          My N5 is currently running the L Preview. I got lag when opening apps. Easy fix was to turn all animations to .5x in the dev options. :)

        • MikeOxlong

          Laggy?????????
          I can say with 100% confidence that its something on your end (most likely an incompatable or buggy app), and not the actual preview. Its as smooth as silk on my n5 and n7, and has been since Friday when both were upgraded.
          Same goes for everyone I know who's owns the same hardware.

          • anon773

            ?????????????????????????????????????

          • MikeOxlong

            Schlong smoker?

          • Justin Swanson

            yeah, i had the SD card issue as well... Took a few wipes and flashes to get it working. After the first day, it's gotten much better but still sometimes lags between animations. Click an open to open, and I can still move the launcher and a half second later the app loads. Weird stuff. I'll probably need to reflash. I've read mixed reviews on lag/snappiness.

          • MikeOxlong

            Very odd behavior. The only place I see what you mention would be opening the YouTube app. But, that happens on all devices at all times and is a problem with the app itself, and not the system.

        • Elliot Kotis

          Something on your end I think. I see no lag on mine.

  • Ambroos

    If KitKat is any indication, this is going to make it to Xperia's in a few days. Xperia Z was the first non-Nexus with a stable and fully functional KitKat only a week after the source code was release. Looking forward to it!

    • TSON1

      This is a preview though. It's not gonna be hitting anything until later when the build is done.

      • Ambroos

        Huh? It's the code for a preview version, not a preview of the code. It should be possible to make custom ROMs exactly like the preview images Google released at IO. Which is all we want right now anyway.

        This is also a major chance for OEMs to start working super-early on their stuff, though. If Google will be updating these repositories from time to time and if they make sure the kernel doesn't change too much anymore OEMs could be REALLY fast releasing their updates.

        • Brandon Smith

          I think TSON1 meant that it won't be officially released by Sony any time soon. Yes, they can get a head start on porting it to their devices, but they won't release a public build of the first beta of the biggest update that Android's seen.

    • Rodrigo Gonzalez

      I suppose you're talking in terms of non official update, because the Xperia Z updated to 4.4 in May '14, and the first non-Nexus device to update was the Moto X

      • Ambroos

        Of course, it was an unofficial AOSP build. The Xperia Z is incredibly easy to develop for.

        • Gaja

          Because it's the same chipset as N4.

  • silver_arrow

    So does this mean we are going to be getting custom L roms soon?

    Also the Nexus 7 (2012) did not have LTE

    • Peter ‘Firefox’ Fox

      very likely but for non-nexus devices, who knows but I know people are already on it

    • Crispin Swickard

      CM has a blog up saying they aren't doing anything until the code is final other than looking into what they might have to change/what is broken etc. There will undoubtedly be smaller time outfits porting it to things.

  • aaron cooper

    f yea......

  • Randy Strye

    son of a bitch i just flashed a new rom... now i'm going to have to flash another...

  • remister

    Must resist with every atom and dead space of my mind!!!......

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    Yes! I was hoping they would include N4 in the L release. I was pretty sure, but not 100% after the whole Galaxy Nexus KitKat ordeal.

    • remister

      I agree, I am still bitter about that!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      I think the GNex issue really was just about TI abandoning the platform. If not for that, we might have even seen L running on it. Who knows, L might have even made the GNex battery life tolerable ;)

      • http://androidintvfilm.tumblr.com/ wade_county

        Doesn't Google Glass have KitKat already? I know that has a TI OMAP.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

          It does... but ask any Glass owner about system stability... There is none :

          The Glass team did an admirable job of porting KK to Glass, but there are definitely a lot of problems that were never worked out. That's a big part of the reason so many people are confident Glass will get a hardware revision before it is officially released.

        • mrribbits

          But it's unstable as heck.

          • Dhaiwat

            That bad?

      • Clubber

        Yeah. The Nexus program director even said the fact that Texas Instruments quit was the reason the Galaxy Nexus didn't get KitKat.

        I imagine all the current Nexus devices will have long lives. Great time to be a Nexus owner.

        • rstat1

          He was uninformed then. TI is currently working on upgrading OMAP4 based devices to run on a much newer version of Linux, including video drivers. So to me it sounds like it was Google that quit. Not TI.

          • Clubber

            Who was uninformed? The DIRECTOR of the Nexus program? I seriously doubt that the guy who oversees the entirety of the Nexus program was uninformed. Sorry, but that just doesn't fly (Google would fire a guy who couldn't keep on top of things at a management position).

            Even if Texas Instruments is updating the chips now, doesn't mean it could have helped Google back when KitKat was in development(they were shifting away from the mobile market at the time and cutting lots of jobs). Why would the Nexus program director lie about it again, to Ars Technica? http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/06/nexus-program-manager-says-nexus-devices-cant-ever-go-away/

        • Dhaiwat

          Long live Qualcomm lol

        • pfmiller

          Do you have a source for that? The only explanation I saw from anyone from Google was the official reason, that it was too old.

        • grumpyfuzz

          Doesn't Google glass use the same processor as the galaxy nexus and it got kitkat?

      • Blue Sun

        ShinyROM (4.4.4) runs pretty decent on my GNex. Although it is starting to show it's age.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Well at least GNex will see L via XDA, so there's that

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

          I don't count it if it's not first-round support. I mean, it's great that owners of the GNex have options for continued updates. I certainly think devices deserve as long of a life as they can get, but in the end, it's still not quite the same as having true and proper updates.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            True that, if I had a GNex right now I'd be sad seeing how it didn't get KK while there is some evidence about N7 2012 getting beyond that up to L, which pretty much voids Google's statement about 18 month support period

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

            The 18 month support period was merely a promise to keep devices supported at least that long. I've never seen anything to support the claims that support would automatically cease at 18 months. That theory came out of paranoia and FUD.

    • Thor

      Here's the reply from the man himself.

  • Spasillium

    make dir ~/Android/development/AOSP-L && cd ~/Android/development/AOSP-L && repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-l-preview && repo sync

    I'm so ready to play on my Hammerhead!

    • Matt

      Pretty sure the branch is just called l-preview, not android-l-preview. At least, the other one doesn't appear to found in manifests.

      • Spasillium

        thanks for the heads up. i haven't booted into ubuntu yet and that would've saved me from a few seconds of going "wth?"

        • Chris Thurber

          Did you get it working? I have been seeing that it wouldn't work because it was just some GPL updates, not the whole thing.

    • MHS

      ihavenoideawhatiamdoing.jpg

      • MHS

        Holy smokes, it downloads every single piece of Android for every version. I stopped the process at 310 GB downloaded. My /home partition is 350 GB big o.O

        • Dwight Flakus

          repo sync --current-branch

  • http://www.about.me/WinterSoldier53 Esteban Méndez ⚡

    Everything is Awesome!

    • Thiago Bachi Rehbein

      Everything is cool when you're part of a team

      • 0A05

        Everything is Awesome when you're living out a dream

        • pallzoltan

          Spaceship!!!

    • Luca

      Double rainbow!

  • Mobile_Dom

    forgive me if im wrong about this, but i cant go and download this and flash it on my Nxus 4 yet can i?

    • arturodelac

      If you compile it yes

      • Mobile_Dom

        yeah i dont know how to compile shit, once someone else does it ill try it.

        side note, is compiling hard, havent the foggiest

        • Spasillium

          i'm still a newbie on dealing with android source but after reading a few tutorials (including the one on android's site) it's pretty easy to work with. the only headache i've come across so far is dealing with a few binaries that are missing from what google supplies for my N4 & N5, which is solved by pulling them from those phones running the version of android you're trying to build.

          • Mobile_Dom

            yeah... i think i'll let someone else do it and then thank them profusely isntead :P

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

        Well, there still aren't any binary packages posted for the Nexus hardware on L, so even pulling the source and compiling it isn't quite an option. However, those packages will probably be posted very soon.

        • Matt

          Actually, newer preview binaries were posted a few days ago, which led to a lot of speculation on XDA that the Nexus 4 and other devices would eventually get L preview. People are still in the process of testing them out with the new AOSP l-release branch (obviously) but most speculation suggests that they're for the L release.

          https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/blobs-preview

        • arturodelac

          Actually there are preview binaries available for L

    • Peter ‘Firefox’ Fox

      no, but someone will compile it and then you can most likely try it... I assume it needs to be signed though unless you have an unlocked boot loader, but don't take it as fact on the signing part

  • insanezz

    People demanding ''L'' features in custom roms in 3..2..1..

    • letsplaay

      Come on, CM 12!!!

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    "Nexus 7 (2012 Wi-Fi)"

  • BarKa

    Thanks google but not a big fan of original ROM. OMNI rocks for me and they would have given L anyway

  • Alvin Brinson

    Ahh, so we can BUILD for the devices that weren't included? Schweet.

    I'm updating my build environment ASAP.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    OK so I said the Nexus 4 and N7 2012 probably wasn't getting it. I'm man enough to admit when I was wrong. I'm wrong. Not only was I wrong, but I'm GLAD I was wrong!

    • http://SammyToday.com Krzysztof Bryk

      why would it not get it =)

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

        Because I assumed that it was coming out in the fall and used history as my guide. Google supports the current and previous hardware generation and that's it. By the time the fall comes, the OG N7 and N4 will presumably be 2 hardware generations behind, therefore the logical conclusion I came to is that they wouldn't get it.

        • http://SammyToday.com Krzysztof Bryk

          glad they seem to prove you were wrong :)

        • HolyFreakingCrap

          We are too big a force not to be reckoned with. The people who own the original N7 and N4 are the main people who made Nexus popular by bragging to everyone that it was Nexus or nothing. Google owes us.

          • http://SammyToday.com Krzysztof Bryk

            nope

          • Nope

            There were three nexus phone before the nexus 4.
            You bought a Google subsidized phone.
            Google doesn't owe you dick.

          • hp420

            It's not subsidized!!! There is no obligation to pay for ANYTHING after you buy it. Subsidized assumes they will make back that money with further purchases/bills through a service plan or other purchases. Google isn't guaranteed a single cent beyond the purchase price.

          • Steve Williamson

            no subsidized means they helped pay for it. which they affectively did. just because most network providers "subsidized" with the plan to make it back on the contract doesn't change the meaning of subsidized. Google losing money selling the devices means is subsidized/lose leader

          • hp420

            Yes...that's half right. The other half is where they expect to make that money back through more purchases or paid services.

          • Steve Williamson
          • ThEGr33k

            I would say, bought a Google limited profit phone... pretty sure it isn't sold at a loss.

            Still, Google is likely looking in the long run, if they keep it upto date when that update time comes people are much more inclined to stick with Nexus. That has to be good motivation.

          • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

            Excuse me sir but where I live, Nexus Phones aren't that cheap.

          • cao ximen

            I think the reason is the excellent hardware performance of Nexus 4

          • Rovex

            Oh please, if the entire Nexus line disappeared tomorrow it would have very little effect on Android market share. The N4s entire lifetime sales are roughly equal to the first 2 weeks of the Galaxy S4.

          • derk p

            tell that to my galaxy nexus....

          • Bariman43

            Don't make me laugh. You're a consumer. All you did was buy Google's phone. Google owes you shit. But you did get a N4 and OG N7 image so at least be grateful.

        • The Motto

          My assumption would be that the N4 and N7 2012 will get L but not much more then that..

          • EowynCarter

            Yup. L is probably last major. No "android 6". Maybe some of the 5.x and that's all.

          • Roh_Mish

            If the 4.x history repeats, its 3 years more.

        • mrribbits

          Time between phone release date and final OS update release:
          N1: 21 months + 19 days.
          NS: 21 months + 13 days.
          GN: 20 months + 7 days.

          There was no doubt the N4 and N10 would get the upgrade using history as a guide. The N7 was iffy.

      • Matthew Merrick

        i'm honestly amazed 2012 is getting it, seeing as nvidia is only supporting that specific tegra 3 chip past 4.3 because google asked for it. and this is the only tegra 3 that is being supported.

      • EowynCarter

        I was worried with the no preview on N4.
        And I'm surprised about the N7 2012. But that's cool :)

    • http://ubuntu-su.blogspot.com/ Kleverson Royther

      Everyone makes mistakes, Shawn. I too was skeptic about it, even though I had reasons to believe in it, but, after being sad for losing so many things lately that I thought were certain because I had reasons to believe, I held myself on conclusions to the point I started not trusting my reasons.

    • mrribbits

      Yeah you and others like you were so clearly wrong to me that I didn't get how you came to that conclusion. The 18 months you guys kept quoting was a freakin minimum amount of time they would support hardware not a damn cutoff.

    • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

      At least you didn't make a crazy bet =)

    • Stylus_XL

      I believe you owe me a beer, Mr... And apology accepted ;-)

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      HA! IN YOUR FACE, SHAWN!

      Yeah, I'm sorry too

    • MarkG54321

      Nexus 4 is qualcom based, and would logically get it. 2012 N7 was the one in doubt, given the missing ART from 4.4

    • Outrager

      I still can't get over the fact that you said to someone "U mad bro?" just to instigate which got everyone to dismiss his comments just because they were different from yours.

    • Bariman43

      I was hoping you'd be wrong. I was praying you be wrong. I even yelled at my screen for you to be wrong, and you were wrong, and that makes me happy. Happy that the OG N7 is getting L, I mean.

  • Henrique Persechini

    Yey! can't wait for it to show up in the multiboot thread for the nexus 4 like it did with the 7

  • weeeecomments

    Nexus 4 <3

    • guest

      No, 4 > 3

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        You clever bastard

      • http://www.thejunglephoto.pw Thejungle

        LOL

  • Gabriel Gonzalez

    Can I flash it on my nexus 4 ?

    • http://www.thejunglephoto.pw Thejungle

      No, it is only partial update. Easy. Be pateint until final release.

  • Connor

    PRAISE BE TO DUARTE

    • Kevin

      DUARTE HAVE MY BABIES!

  • Nupicasso

    Now all those Nexus 4 owners who had their panties in a bunch, overreacting when their phone wasn't included in the preview, and thinking it wouldn't be supported, can relax.

    Phew. Close one. :)

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

    Didn't I tell you guys the Nexus 4 ain't officially dead yet?

    Hell yeah!!! :chicken dance:

  • n_a_v

    Awesome. would have been really crappy to not support the Nexus 4 since it has more than enough power to handle L

  • Alvin Brinson

    Good thing I just put a new screen on the N4.

  • Pootis Man

    Hurray!

  • JohnG
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      Those packages are intended to match with the master branch of AOSP at the date they are posted. I'm not sure if they are compatible with the l-preview branch.

      • JohnG

        ahhh! Okay! Hopefully we'll find out soon!

      • arturodelac

        They are

  • Scott Ebbage

    Google you are simply the best! Can't wait to get this running on my N4

  • http://allezweitagediat.de/ sofenza

    Hold that though! No, really, keep that thought. Google has not presented the rule to Verizon yet, so they won't allow it on their system.

    Dukan Diät Plan

    • IamTheFij

      Did you literally copy and paste @jt122333221:disqus and then change one word?

      Pretty clear spam bot here.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      Congrats, your spam lasted literally 2 minutes... Go away

  • Christopher Bement
  • David

    My Nexus 4 is screaming for Lollipop preview.

  • Raymie Humbert

    It's a reminder that I need to either get a Nexus 5 now or hope for a Nexus 6 this fall. The GNex is just going to keep getting the shaft. Thanks, TI.

  • http://www.twitter.com/italofigueired Italo F.

    Nexus 7 2012?!?!?!?!! Google, I love you 💜💜💜❤❤❤

  • http://si97.com/ Saif

    I hope they release factory images soon.

  • odd

    Please excuse this amateur; does this mean the owner of these devices can flash to L or that developper now have another piece of the environment to develop on L?

    • Laurence R

      It means you can flash it

      • Alvin Brinson

        No it does not mean you can flash it.

  • rstat1
  • Evan Anderson

    Don't get too excited, it's a partial release of GPL projects. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-building/R50i6JktFtI

  • Marcelove

    Nexus 4 won't have upgrades comments...

    • Alvin Brinson

      I'll still believe it when I see it.

      However the odds have gone from "snowball's chance in hell" to "hmm, could be"..

      • http://www.thejunglephoto.pw Thejungle

        BS. If they updated source for them it is like "Yup, you'll get it"

  • Richard Yarrell

    We shall see what happens with Android L

    • K

      Bet you're looking forward to Samsung destroying Android L by skinning it with touchwiz

    • squiddy20

      Oh Richard, please teach me how to trawl te Internets

    • squiddy20

      Have fun waiting for months and months for Samsung to push the update to your "pimp slapping" Note 3!

  • hp420

    Come on Nexus S!!!! lol

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Hey, what about Nexus One?

      • http://www.thejunglephoto.pw Thejungle

        HTC G1???

        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          Not before my Nokia 5320 gets it

  • DonPorazzo

    That is how to make a good example for OEMs. Good guy Google!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    HOLY CRAP, N7 2012 is getting L!?

    This is a historic day for Android, people. A new major release for a 2 year old device in Android world is a rarity

    • matteventu

      This shocked me lol

    • LE Sacks

      Over and above the 2 year issue;
      I was curious about this because, as the ART preview isn't available, at least on my N7 2012, I'd assumed L wouldn't be.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        I'm actually more surprised about N10 having an L preview sources on git, AFAIK ART is not available on KK, so I thought that Exynos in N10 doesn't support it

  • Sir Perro

    Google will NOT publish the entire AOSP code until the final version is out and running. If they haven't done that yet, it isn't happening.

    Great news as a N4 owner though. At 200€ Best. purchase. ever.

  • 16Bitz0r

    Well, looks like N4 owners (and 2k12 N7/N10) should be happy after all.
    Kudos, Google!

    • ytghbytg

      Why would you type 2k12 instead of 2012 or even " '12 "?

      • _artem_

        cuz he thinks he's a 1337-h4x0r

  • Jeremy Smith

    2012 nexus is happy

  • Abdul Razzak

    Your timely Android Update is here. Yes, a good news for all those Android lovers who are waiting to use new Android operating system.

    http://goo.gl/TpH8xH

  • Gonçalo Santos

    Lets Start Porting to other devices!

  • h4rr4r

    Come on google, just do this out in the open. Make AOSP the source for commercial android rather than the other way around.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    As a Nexus 4 owner, this makes me happy!

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    Hey, you want to earn? Work for Clixsense and start earning. I have earned over 350 USD ..

    http://bit.ly/Clixense

    http://wad.ojooo.com/register.php?ref=rotekja

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/makeymoney/

  • John Motschenbacher

    Man Android Police blew their load early on this one.

  • http://nexus6google.com/ Manish Balyan

    will Google Nexus6 come with Android L.

  • SpiderDice

    Is there a system image for the Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi) so I can test out Android L?

  • Akash

    What about s4??
    No one is making any rom for this....

  • Raja Conan

    I am GLAD that nexus 10 is included in the list! Thank you goooooooogle! Although it was released in 2012 lol

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