Updated Android Lollipop Developer Preview image coming to Nexus devices in a couple of days

Updated Android Lollipop Developer Preview image coming to Nexus devices in a couple of days
Android Lollipop has officially been announced, which means that developers don't have much time, if they want their apps to be ready for the new OS when it starts hitting devices. Sure, a developer preview for Android 5.0 was made available some months ago, however, it definitely did not include all of the bells and whistles of what the final version would look like.

No worries, as Google has the backs of its developer community. The company has announced that updated Android Lollipop images for Nexus devices will be available in a couple of days - this Friday, the 17th of October.

Now, how much of the final version will be in these images remains a mystery, though, it's probably safe to assume that Google added everything a developer might need to make sure their app will be working on the newest platform. Anyone interested in the images should check developer.android.com/preview in a couple of days.


source: Google Developers (Twitter) via Android Central

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8 Comments

1. mahmood74

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 24, 2013

I wait

2. xaadi

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

yea..give it to me!!

3. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

They are yet to release a full fledged developer preview of 5.0... Does it mean that the nexuses won't be updated this month? They should have been more specific instead of saying that the phones will be updated in the 'coming weeks'.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Now why would developers not having access to it impede 5.0's release?

6. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Because the developers need a full fledged developer preview(or beta versions) of the software to make apps and its released before the final version is ready.

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

As far as developers are concerned, the current preview is what you will get. All the cool new features have yet to be released.

8. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It looks like the final version is not ready...they are still thinking of releasing a final beta to the developers with all the APIs.

4. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What about galaxy note 3 Verizon, come on Samsung

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