Resolved Android L Preview Upgrade

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by UncleSchnitty, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. UncleSchnitty, Jul 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014

    UncleSchnitty macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Stupid quick question but I cant find it anywhere online and people are pretty quick to answer here, Does anyone know if when Android L comes out if the preview upgrades like it does on Mac?
  2. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    It won't be most likely.

  3. UncleSchnitty thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    I am more worried about it updating to the full release of L once it comes out. So the transition from Preview to Final release. I installed it on to my Nexus 7 and don't have really an compatibility issues so I just wanted to know if anyone knew if it can OTA upgrade to full final.
  4. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    I think only Google has the answer to this.

    This is always the safe answer to updating a Nexus device though; Download the factory image from the Google website here: and load it yourself with a fresh install, vice trying to keep your data from the L preview via an OTA update. Just move all your data to a PC, do the update, then move it back.
  5. UncleSchnitty thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Thank you, I guess your right though it is always better to do the fresh install over an update. I was just wondering if they had the option, the N7 being my first and only venture into Android puts me a little behind the learning curve hah.
    Thank you for the information though.
  6. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    The thing to consider is that the L preview is a DEVELOPER PREVIEW. It is not intended for a "production" or daily use device, it is merely for developers to use to work on making apps compatible with the upcoming OS. Part of the intent of the developer preview is that the device will get re-flashed for any updates to the preview, or when the final OS is released, they usually won't make any accommodations for keeping data as the belief would be that the person using the image would have a backup of the info on the device, or no info at all.
  7. UncleSchnitty thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    I understand the concept of the developer preview hence why I don't keep any data on my N7 that I don't have else where so doing even the initial wipe is/was not a big deal. I think it was a legitimate question since apple in both Mac and iOS have the option when the final release comes out to update to it.

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