Android L Factory Images Now Live For Nexus 5 and 7

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Android L Dev Preview

As promised during yesterdays keynote and hot on the heels of the SDK update Google has now made preview factory images of the next version of Android available to download the test on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi only).

The system images are available now through Android Developers site, linked below. Caution though, these are not ready for consumer use and could be buggy. It is unclear exactly how stable these builds are but they are intended as a preview for developers and extreme enthusiastic only. You also need to be comfortable flashing factory images with fastboot.

“a preview release where things work pretty well, but it’s not done yet. – Chet Haase”

Google’s Chet Haase described this release as a preview “a preview release where things work pretty well, but it’s not done yet.” Some features may not work yet or be fully functional and so we would advise holding off flashing this if you need a fully functional device. You should also reserve full judgement of the OS as things will be changed and improved prior to release.

That said we will be checking out the builds ourselves and will post back our findings once we have had a chance to get stuck into this early developer preview of Android L.

If you’re interested in trying it you can grab the preview system images here: http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html

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