Android N developer preview is finally here, and its already available on their official website to be tested on listed devices in the below list. How ever Android N for Google Nexus 5 is not in the official list. But don’t worry just keep calm and keep reading,
Current device list
|General Mobile 4G (Android One)
|Sony Xperia Z3
(D6603 and D6653)
|Download: Xperia Companion
For more information, see Try Android N Developer Preview for Xperia Z3.
Even though its not mentioned in the list, we found this section(screenshot) in Google repositories and found out that a build with the code name of the original Nexus 5 (Hammerhead) is already being build by Daniel Cashman <dcashman> (NOT the TV Actor) under “The Android Open Source Project”. Which means there is a good chance that we will get Android N for Google Nexus 5 soon. However if they didn’t finally end up publishing the final build, there’s no good reason for that to not exist.
Google Nexus 5 compatibility for Android N
In every way the Google Nexus 5 is packed with the hardware requirements for Android N….
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400|
….and the new release doesn’t really require much hardware power to bring the new features. so its just a mater of time that someone cook a custom ROM.
3rd party developments
Already there is a bunch of developers working on custom Android N for Google Nexus 5 ROMs at xda-developers.com so there is good chance that we will get a ROM as soon as possible
Download Android N for Google Nexus 5
All of the download links for Android N for Google Nexus 5 will be posted here as soon as they become available,