Industrious Android custom ROM developers have just rolled out the latest build of ParanoidAndroid ROM, PA 4.5 Alpha 1 build, which brings support for Android L-style UI for Google Nexus devices.

Discerning Android custom ROM users can now try out the first preview build of Android L-style Recent Apps via ParanoidAndroid 4.5 Alpha 1 build released by Paranoid Android team.

Users are advised to treat the Alpha build of PA ROM as a preview build for evaluation purposes only, as it may harbour untested bugs or broken features and hence it will be unsuitable for daily usage.

Some of the salient features ported into PA 4.5 Alpha 1 ROM are listed below:

  • ParanoidOTA Fixes and cleanup
  • Fix for Daydream duplicates
  • Theme Engine upstream patches
  • Quick Settings Bug-Fixes
  • Automatic PIE activation for apps in immersive mode
  • Recents CardStackView Redesign preview

The Android L-style UI for Recent Apps is the only exclusive feature available with the PA 4.5 Alpha 1 build, while all the other features can be found in Stable PA 4.4.3 builds too, reports Android Geeks.

Interested users of Nexus devices including Nexus 4 (mako), Nexus 5 (hammerhead), Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi (grouper), Nexus 7 2013 LTE (deb) and Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi (flo), Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus (maguro) can download the PA 4.5 Alpha 1 build for their phone or tablet from here.

Users of other Android devices may download the PA 4.5 ROM from here.

Also, download the latest PA Gapps from here.

Those who wish to install the PA 4.5 Alpha 1 ROM on their Nexus device can follow our step-by-step guide posted here (just download the PA 4.5 ROM and follow the pre-requisites and installation steps using CWM or TWRP recovery).

Check out the Android L recent apps screen in action, in the demo video below: