Android 5.0 "L" Version Source Code Part Now Available for Nexus Devices

Google released part of the source code for Android 5.0 or the L version to install on Nexus devices.

The preview version was only made available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Wi-Fi. Google has taken the first step towards getting this software running on other devices. The company might also begin offering preview images for more Nexus devices in the near future. This includes the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi and LTE, Nexus 7 LTE and Nexus 10.

Those running the Android L Developers preview on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 can root the devices using a pre-existing method.

A new modified version of the SuperSU was released this week that can Root Android L successfully. Many users have tested this version and claim it works well. Users will need custom recovery to install the new SuperSU. More info on it can be found here.

A new yellow version of the Nexus 5 smartphone is now available on the Google Play site.

The company has altered its listing of the device to include the new color. It also comes in black, white and red.

"Nexus 5 is precision-built from strong materials, and the intelligently simple design showcases more of what matters to you," read the listing. "It's the most powerful Nexus phone yet – and it comes in black, white, red, and yellow."

Google launched the Nexus 5 at the end of last year. Specifications on the device include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor running at up to 2.3GHz, a 4.96-inch LCD 1080p display, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 16 or 32GB internal memory, a 2300 mAh battery and an 8-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization. It is also one of the first devices to run Google's latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The Nexus 7 (2013) was released shortly before the summer of last year and introduced Android 4.3 JellyBean to the market. It features impressive specs including a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 HD display, 2GB RAM, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 16/32GB of internal storage, built-in wireless charging, and a 5-megapixel rear camera.