Android L preview release date for developers is tomorrow, consumers get it in the fall

The announcement of the Android L release is undoubtedly the most exciting story that came out of today's Google I/O 2014 keynote. Google lifted the veil off Android's next major version, and boy is it shaping up to be a massive update! A brand new interface design, along with numerous new features and usability tweaks with regards to performance, battery usage, and security.

As exciting as all the new functionality found in Android L is, what's arguably even more intriguing is knowing when we'll actually be able to have the next-generation Android on our own devices. Well, Google has mercifully shared some details about this as well. While regular consumers will be getting the Android L release in the fall, developers will actually be capable of downloading an early preview version as soon as June 26, which is... that's right, tomorrow. At first, the Android L beta release will be available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) devices.

The download links should become available right here tomorrow, allowing Android developers to start developing for Android L immediately!



1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Definitely gonna flash this on my Nexus 5 and 7 tomorrow.

2. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

June 26, not July

4. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Thanks, it's been fixed.

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You mean June, not July.

5. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

What about Nexus 4? I'm so happy with it, I don't want to change for now. This is a very capable device!

8. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Normally Nexus devices get 18 months of updates. I think it'll be stuck on 4.4.x because of this.

9. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Sounds like a pretty good excuse to upgrade to me..

6. cnehal17

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2014

What do you think about NEXUS 4, phonearena ?

7. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I have a Nexus 5, can I be a developer?

10. theflash4717

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

when the sdk is releaased tomorrow, will it just be the binary? can it be sideloaded with adb or fastboot?

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