Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Nexus 4 Users, It’s L-Preview Time
During the I/O 2014 keynote, Google unveiled Android L. Shortly thereafter, the Developer Preview was released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, leaving owners of other Nexus devices with just screenshots and second hand impressions. Then, a glimmer of hope came as Google released the GPL mandated code for currently supported Nexus devices. All eyes then turned towards the development community. Would they come through with a port?
Sure enough, expectations were met and XDA Senior Members sykopompos and defconoi came through with a port of the L-Preview for the Nexus 4. This was accomplished after many hours of hard work, along with help from Retired Recognized Developer ben1066 and Senior Member percy_g2 to fix the inevitable bugs that were produced. Now, the end result is a daily driver-capable ROM that mako users can be proud to use without too much hassle.
Head on over to the original thread to download the ROM. Just keep in mind that this is still a very early release, so there may be a few bugs that haven’t yet been discovered.
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