When Google announced Android L, it was only made available for the 2013 Nexus 7 and the Nexus 5 as a developer preview ROM. This left a lot of questions unanswered for customers of older Nexus devices such as the first gen Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4. However, it seems like Google is already planning to roll out the update to these 2012 Nexus devices if the Chromium bug reports are anything to go by. A number of Google employees have posted responses to a bug with the Nexus 4 running Android L firmware.
While this doesn’t confirm anything at this point, it goes without saying that Google is looking to bring the update to its older devices as well, which is always a good sign. Usually, two year old devices do not receive software support due to the rapid change in hardware, but considering that the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 pack a relatively capable hardware specs sheet, it’s no surprise that Google is keen on bringing the update to these devices.
Do you own a 2012 Nexus 7 or a Nexus 4? What do you think of this news?