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Ever since Google launched the Android L developer preview at their I/O conference in June, users have been testing the L release on every device they can get it installed on. A team of developers over on the XDA Forums is adding a new device to the list, HTC’s original One (M7) flagship smartphone.

The port is still considered to be in the alpha stages, so you’ll find some hiccups, in addition to some other items that just don’t work. Some limited and reduced functionality is not unexpected, the Android L release is just a developer preview, after all, made to show off the newest looks and functions, not as a daily driver. The list of key functions not currently operating in the HTC One release include WiFi, Bluetooth, data, camera and sound. Like we said, not exactly a daily driver.

The HTC One (M7) is HTC’s flagship device from 2013. It’s 4.7-inch 1080p display with the Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM hit the market as one of the best Android powered smartphones of its time.

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Android L is Google’s next OS designed to rock all of our mobile needs. If you have been out of the loop for a while, be sure to check out our Google I/O coverage, take a look at what Google’s Material Design has in store for us, and of course, head on over to the XDA forum to get your hands on the HTC One (M7) developer preview of Android L.

Will you guys be giving the Android L preview a go on your HTC One (M7)?

Jonathan Feist
Android purist and enthusiast, rarely more than arms reach from a stock Nexus 7. Often accused of being a Google fanboy, proud of it. Proponent for Android customization and personalization, if you can change it, make it your own!
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  • cizzlen

    This phone is still the best phone I’ve ever owned. I have buyers remorse with my M8 because the M7 was so great, besides the abysmal battery life I was getting. If I’m not impressed with the LG G3 I’ll sell my M8 and buy a black M7.

    • xoj_21

      if u want battery life, z2 best u can find other than the samsung note series.
      -Lg g3 is plastic like samsungs

      • cizzlen

        Plastic, metal, whatever. It doesn’t matter, just matters how it feels in the hand. S5 feels great in my hands.

    • David Gabel

      The M7 and M8 are very beautiful handsets. Though I never could find a black M7 other than in photos online, all the physical ones I could test were in the silver/white color. I like the gunmetal on the M8, but I’d like to see a regular black version being offered instead, along with the red (verizon exclusive) and electric blue (best buy exclusive) being offered instead of being exclusive colors.