android l apps

android l apps

Google, recently held its annual Google I/O developer conference and TheGeekDaily covered the event live. Earlier expectations of new Android release came to be false but Google released the preview of the upcoming Android 5.0 or Android 4.5. Google showed the live preview of their new OS code named ‘L’. 

However, with the launch Google also introduced Material Design which is actually the base for the next version of Android and when Google’s executive demonstrated, it worked liked magic.Google has added tons of new features and gesture control in the new OS and it is coming with a refreshed UI and windows transmission animations.

Later on, Google revealed that the images and SDK of Android L will be available on Google for developers with Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Well the question arises why Google only released the previews and that too only for Nexus series. Not to worry when XDA is there. XDA’s developers have successfully created and provided the early previews from the DUMP of Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. This means if you are a non-nexus user or non-rooted user or rooted user you can have the fun with Android L on your device.

Well, these are the early previews of the OS and it only brings dilute changes in the OS like Keyboard, transmission speed and stuffs like that. But a little change matters a lot. As Google said, the new OS is going to bring the revolution in Android’s performance and gaming performance is greatly going to be enhanced.

android l keyboard android l keybaord

To install the new Android Keyboard on your non-rooted device follow these instructions.

  1. Go to this link to download the APK file.
  2. Next you need to uninstall the Google Keyboard remember not to uninstall the AOSP one from the list.
  3. Now you will see Android l keyboard there in list open its settings.
  4. Open Advance settings.
  5. Go to select theme and select Material theme.
  6. BAAM! You are done!!

For flashable content, if your device is rooted and you have CMW recovery or any other Linux based recovery installed then you can use theme .zip files to install the new Android L experience.

(Links source :XDA Developers)

Developer has also added the demonstration video.

Android L developer preview on Nexus 5 by Geeky Ranjit from Tech2Buzz

One thought on “Get Android L to taste on your non-nexus device before official release!

  • July 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Well there are much more than just the keyboard that can be used currently on your phone. Many other features have been developed by XDA devs a few can be found on my website TechKarate. Good work though! 🙂


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