A statement released a day ago saying that the Android L preview would not be available for older Nexus devices, like the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10, now seems to be countered by a recent discovery made by Android Police. Even though these devices fall outside of the 18 month support limit imposed by Google, they might still have a chance.
There’s a lot to be discovered in the source code of the Android L preview. One important detail was discovered yesterday which shows that the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 (2012) and the Nexus 10 would indeed be included in the list of devices to get the preview. When the news about the software preview being a no-go for these devices surfaced, this caused a major upheaval in our own AndroidPIT communities.
By clicking on the list of links below, you too can see evidence that these older Nexus devices will indeed be considered for the preview, all of which are listed by their codenames.
- LG Nexus 4 (codename Mako)
- LG Nexus 5 (Codename hammerhead)
- Asus Nexus 7 2012 ( Wi-Fi) (codename grouper)
- Asus Nexus 7 2012 (LTE) (codename tilapia)
- Asus Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi) (codename flo)
- Asus Nexus 7 2013 (LTE) (codename deb)
- Samsung Nexus 10 (codename manta)
So, with this now on the table, we just have to wait and see what happens. Are you looking forward to previewing Android L on your Nexus device?