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Android L coming for Nexus 4 LG

There is a ray of hope for Nexus 4 users, who have been waiting eagerly to hear something about the new Android L update. A new disclosure claims that Google's new Android version will make its way to the fourth generation Nexus smartphone.

Although Google did not make the Android L Developer Preview version available for Nexus 4 (it is currently for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 models), this does not mean the device will never get the latest Android software.

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LRW52G build running Nexus 4. Chromium

Several Google+ users seem to have spotted Google employees posting on the Chromium section of about Android L for Nexus 4, reports Android Police. Head over to this thread to see the entry from a contributor on the Chromium site about LRW52G for Nexus 4. The latest Android L build for Nexus 5 is LRW66E.

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Build LRW52G on Nexus 4.

Google is yet to make it official whether and when Nexus 4 will receive the new Android software, which has been rumoured to be dubbed Android Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP). However, speculations seem to confirm the release.

Following the announcement at the I/O developer conference in June, Google released the Android L Preview source code to AOSP for the Nexus lineups including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus 10.

Besides, the new Android One series smartphones, from Indian partners such as Spice, Micromax, and Karbonn, will get Android L when the update is launched officially.

One must keep in mind that the hardware configuration of Nexus 4 makes it more viable for running Android L than the Android One series devices having comparatively lower hardware.

Google is expected to release the Android L update to its Nexus series towards the end of the year.