Try Some Android Lollipop Applications on Your Device

Try Some Android Lollipop Applications on Your Device

Android 5.0 Lollipop has been officially announced and lucky users of Google Nexus 5 and Google Nexus 7 have a chance to try out the final developer preview. Google will soon release the full source code and begin the porting madness. If you crave some of the Android Lollipop experience on your older devices, XDA folks have prepared something for you already.

As you may already know, Android 5.0 introduced a new file structure. System applications are now placed in folders with odex file in an arm sub-folder. This makes them a little more difficult to use on older devices. Luckily XDA Recognized Contributor marcomarinho deodexed them and posted them as flashable archives, so you can taste some of the the sweet Lollipop goodies on your device.

The collection isn’t too big, but you can find applications like the Google Now Launcher, Play Store and Play Services. In addition to applications, there are wallpapers, fonts, boot animation and media files that can be used to add some freshness to your Jelly Bean or KitKat devices.

The applications have been provided thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor vomer who managed to extract the system image and posted its elements in this thread. If you are an owner of Nexus 5, you can flash the newest developer preview from there.

If you don’t have the aforementioned Nexus devices and would like to try applications from Lollipop, head over to Android Lollipop (5.0) – Google Apps [Launcher, Keyboard, Wallpapers] to get started.

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Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat

In his 30's. Joined XDA in 2011 and the portal in 2013. Senior Moderator and Developer Committee Leader. Android enthusiast that needs to have his devices rooted. Likes football (the real one), travels, TV shows, Kodi, post-rock and good food.Contact: [email protected]