Will LG Nexus 4 get the Android L update from Google?

By September 21st, 2014 AT 2:12 PM

Google didn’t release the Android L developer preview for the LG Nexus 4 so it made all of us think that Android 4.4.4 KitKat was the last software update for the Nexus 4 even though cheaper priced Android One devices were promised the Android L support from Google. But looks like there’s a reason to rejoice for all Nexus 4 users out there. According to information available on code.google.com, it appears that at least two Google employees were using Android L with build number “LRW52G” on their Nexus 4 devices. In comparison, the Nexus 5 with Android L operating system has “LRW66E” build.

LG Nexus 4 Android L

The Nexus 4 features a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB of internal storage space. This hardware is far better and faster than the Android One devices so there is still hope that Google might release Android L update for the Nexus 4.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Anyone at TT owning the above mentioned Galaxy Nexus model? Because GSM Arena states it supports LTE on 2300 mhz band which I guess is wrong given the device was released in October 2011.

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mr. k

Google nexus 3, i9250 supports 2300 mhz & u can use for 4g in india.
This device was launched in Canada.


You own it? and can u confirm having a 4G option in the network modes available.


yeah..!! If LTE is available..!! Nexus 4 will be good.


*Technically speaking Google only provides software support for Nexus devices for 18 months. Nexus 4 was released in October 2012 and by March 2013 Google can rightfully stop supporting Nexus 4. If Google does not push out the Android L update for Nexus 4 they are “technically” right in doing so. The same happened with the Galaxy Nexus but for Galaxy Nexus the soc used was by Texas Instruments which did not provide proper help to Google.In case of Nexus 4 there seems no such problem. I believe Google will push the Android L update for Nexus 4 given how… Read more »


18 months ended on March 14 not March 13.

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