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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by biggiephil, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. biggiephil

    biggiephil Android Enthusiast
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    Hey guys, I just wanted to know if any of you installed the Android L preview on your nexus 5s? I have today and well...the overall UI I'd rate 7/10. The notifications on the Lockscreen aren't very good..neither is the lockscreen but thats me, I wanna know what you all think!

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  2. Incakola

    Incakola Android Enthusiast

    I think the way Google has implemented lockscreen notifications is a nice step-up and also the development towards a better battery stats is nice as well. The lockscreen will most likely be better in the official release.

    There's a thread in n5 xda of an L preview that's actually being supported with some development: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2856934
    I haven't flashed this ROM though, I'm already satisfied with the setup I have. Just thought someone might be curious on finding a L preview daily driver.
  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    There were many bugs in the developer preview as it was a work in progress. Its really for devs to make sure their apps are compatible.

    We should be seeing the nexus 6/Official L drop any day (week?) now. So its only a matter of time until we see what progress has been made since the L preview was released back in June.

    As for my overall impressions of running it - I really like the direction android is heading. Are things perfect? No, but overall its a step in the right direction :)
  4. biggiephil

    biggiephil Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah, I'm pumped to see what the Nexus 6 looks like, I hear 5.9in screen o.o...thats a phablet haha, yeah any day/week now. :D I mean well..the material design is great, I really like it, bummed out about them removing Gallery :L
  5. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    I ran android L, rooted with the Code Blue kernel for about 2 weeks. For me it ran great.. It was different and pretty cool to experience the next step forward in android, but I missed my Dirty Unicorns ROM. ;)
    As stated above there were some small bugs and actually for a preview it ran very well... That could of been partially due to Code Blue Kernel also.
    I did also miss the Gallery APK, so I installed the OnePlus One CM11S gallery APK and it ran just fine and I actually like the OnePlus One Gallery.
    If your still running the Android L preview you could try out the APK from here - http://androidforums.com/nexus-5-all-things-root/847689-oneplus-one-cm-11s-camera-gallery-apk.html

    It is different than the normal Gallery, but I think you would like it has a nice UI, easy to use and all around its pretty nice... I actually still have it installed next to my regular Gallery.
  6. biggiephil

    biggiephil Android Enthusiast
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    I'm waiting for the Official release :) read it might be late for the nexus 4, 5 and 7 (LTE Version)
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    According to google, thenexus 4,5,7 (2013 and 2012) as well as the 10 should all be receiving android 5.0
  8. biggiephil

    biggiephil Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah I read that, I also heard how the devices with data/LTE and cellular service will have to wait a little longer than the wifi nexus's which sucks.

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