Google’s Android L release so far has differed from the norm in as many ways as possible — for one, an early developer preview version has been made available for non-public consumption until the general release comes around this fall. Now, an AOSP push has begun for the Android L developer preview source code for most Nexus devices.
To be clear, as Googler Bill Yi puts it (in the source link below), this is “not a full platform update and only for reference.” That means, yes, custom ROMs based off of this code won’t be possible quite yet.
For the devs among you, we’re sure you want to get your hands on the code as soon as possible. Download links can be found below for the LG Nexus 4 and 5, the ASUS Nexus 7 (both years, both WiFi and mobile data-supporting), and the Nexus 10.
We’re going ahead and assuming all of these devices will get their taste of Android L this fall, so if you were worried your old Nexus wouldn’t get the update, you can rest assured.
- Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi-only)
- Nexus 7 (2012, data-supporting)
- Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi-only)
- Nexus 7 (2013, data-supporting)
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 10