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How to experience Android L’s ‘Material Design’ on any KitKat device

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:49PM EST
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Google has already released Android L for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, but not all Android fans will be able to try it, either because they don’t know how to get it or because they don’t own either of these devices. Luckily, xda-developers has come to the rescue, with senior members ivan123 and bejunk having already extracted various apps from the Android L Developer Preview build, making them available to any devices running Android KitKat.

SEE ALSO: How to install Google’s awesome Android L update right now

Ivan123 managed to grab various Android L apps, Google Play Services 5.0, Play Store APK, Keyboard app, wallpapers, fonts, ringtones and alarms and boot animation. The developer says that Google Home, Google Now, Keyboard, Camera, YouTube, Play Music, Play Services, Search, Sound Search, Gmail and Clock are working, while other apps including Calculator, Chrome and Google Earth are not functional on other devices.

Bejunk posted the Keyboard app, posting instructions on how to actually try the Material Design look on the keyboard: users have to go to Keyboard Settings, Advanced and then choose the “Material” color.

Download links and instructions are available at the source links, and you can also check out guides on how to install Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, how to root Android L after installation and how to replace Dalvik with ART.

The new boot animation in Android L follows below.

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