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HTC One (M7) gets its own port of the Android L developer preview

Thanks to the efforts of a handful of devs on the XDA Forums, you can now install a port of the Android L developer preview on your HTCOne (M7). But beware, it's not quite complete.
July 14, 2014
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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 HTCOne 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 HTCOne (M7) developer preview of Android L.

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