lollipops

Google’s upcoming Android L (rumored to be Lollipop) was heavily talked about at yesterday’s Google I/O. The latest version of Android will see a pretty ambitious overhaul, and while the consumer version of Android L won’t be available until the fall, those with either a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7 Wi-Fi can check out the developer version right now.

Of course, this is the developer version of Android L and isn’t meant for mass consumption. So, getting it on your device will take a little bit of savvy. It involves flashing an image to your device and if you’ve never done so before, you should know that – worst case scenario – you could brick your phone or tablet. If you’re already familiar with this stuff, then you already knew the risks. If you’re new to this and the idea of ruining your device scares you, run far away!

Chris Burns over at Slash Gear has written up a nice tutorial that should walk you through it. Again, if you have no idea what you’re doing, his instructions might seem like gibberish and that might be a good sign that you shouldn’t do this. If you do pull it off, though, enjoy tinkering around in Android L and be sure to let us know what you think of it!

 

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