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Here’s how you can try out Android L right now

Updated Jun 26th, 2014 2:22PM EDT
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Anxious to try out Android L but aren’t willing to wait until whenever it finally releases? Well now you can… as long as you own a Nexus 5 phone or a Nexus 7 tablet, that is. Google has announced that developers can download a preview of Android L onto their Nexus 5 smartphones or Nexus 7 tablets right now to get an early look at the new build that Google is promising will be its “biggest release in Android history.” Of course, you shouldn’t install this preview if you aren’t familiar with Android development tools or if you don’t want to deal with crashing apps. But for those Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 owners who are feeling adventurous, head on over to the Android developer’s website for detailed instructions on how to install the preview onto your device.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.