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Updated Android L Developer Preview factory images now available for download

2 months ago 9

If you’re rocking the Android L Developer Preview on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013), you may want to grab that sucker and a USB cable, because there are updated factory images available for download.

Google today released fresh factory images for the Android L Developer Preview. As with the first release that came out in June, these new ones are only available to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). The new images are build LPV81C, up from the LPV79 images that were previously released.

As for what’s changed in these new images, well, the answer is: probably not much. The build numbers suggest that they were completed fairly close to one another. Google does note that developers should download these new images and not the ones on the main Android Developers page since the new LPV81C images “include the necessary support for Google Fit,” which got its first Preview SDK today. Outside of that, though, we’ll just have to download ‘em and start digging for changes.

How many of you are currently running Android L on your phone or tablet?