Android L being tested on Nexus 4?

Android L being tested on Nexus 4?
Just because there is no developer preview version of Android L for the Nexus 4, doesn't mean that those with the device should pack it in after Android 4.4.4. In fact, a pair of Google employees are seemingly taking the Nexus 4 out for a test drive, powered by Lollipops, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Cookies, or whatever the "L" version of Android will truly turn out to be.

This information was discovered on the code.google.com website and includes emails from two different Google employees, both revealing that they are using the Nexus 4 with the "LRW52G" build of Android. For comparison purposes, Android L on the Nexus 5 is build "LRW66E."

Why wouldn't Google want to make the Nexus 4 support Android L? After all, the entry-level Android One handsets will run Android L and the Nexus 4 is higher spec'd with 2GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro under the hood. It might not be the Nexus 5 with its quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM under the hood, but it should have more than enough zip to run Android L.


source: chromium

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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