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Android “L” Preview Hands-on

The Android “L” preview is now live for all to try, as long as you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 WiFi (2013). After flashing the system images to the Nexus 5, then spending 10 minutes with it, we have gone ahead and posted up a hands-on video to show all of you what to expect upon a broader release of the software. 

From what we know so far, this is a very early preview build, just as Google stated at yesterday’s keynote. With that said, while the Settings menu, lockscreen, notification tray, navigation bar, keyboard, and dialer app have been completely re-skinned, you won’t find too much else going on.

So far, the system does feel very smooth, but until we throw on our daily-used apps and start putting it through the paces, it’s hard to give a complete assessment of Android “L.”

Check out our hands-on video below. If you have any questions about Android “L,” drop them below in the comments section. Better yet, do you own a Nexus 5? Have you flashed it yet? Tell us your thoughts so far.

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