I know a lot of you are currently rocking the Android L Developer Preview on your devices. Despite it being a dev preview, some have found it to be stable enough to use as a daily driver. However, there are bugs in the build, and I’m sure many of you are hoping for an update from Google to fix some of them.
Unfortunately, it looks like this developer preview is what we’re stuck with. It was released for developers to get apps running on Android L before the major release and adjust styling of the apps according to the new Material Design. In this case, bugs aren’t all that important, and Google won’t be fixing them for a developer preview.
In my opinion, Google should be releasing newer versions of the developer preview to fix bugs and add the changes the company has no doubt been making internally. It would make it easier for developers and would make a lot of regular folks happy (look at how well the Apple iOS betas are received). But of course, we can’t always get what we want. It looks like the current preview will do.