Android L showcased at Google I/O is easily the most awaited Andorid version, thanks to the new Material design and several other cool features. There are still a couple of months left before Google officially introduces Android L to the world.

Couple of months is a long time in tech years, and even longer is the time people have to wait for OTA updates. More often than not next Android version is already announced before the previous update reaches the masses, and that too is often buggy. If you wish to taste the great Android L update in due time here is a list of devices which will get the update before the rest.

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Google Nexus 5

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Android L developer preview is already out for Nexus 5 (Quick Review) and since it’s the flagship Nexus smartphone so far, it will be the first one to get new Android L. Even the developer preview shows 36 percent improvement in battery life and improved responsiveness on Nexus 5, the final update will make it even better.

Nexus 5 is powered by 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core chipset with 2 GB RAM that efficiently fuels its 5 inch full HD display. Imaging hardware is also quite good with 8 MP OIS rear camera, 1.3 MP front shooter and 2300 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Google Nexus 5
Display 5 Inch , full HD
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Price Approx 30,000 INR

HTC One M8

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HTC One M8 with its ergonomic curved back is one of the best Android smartphones in the world. The best from HTC is all set to become even better with Android L within 90 days of Android L update. HTC One M8 comes with a 5 inch full HD display powered by 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core chipset, 2 GB RAM and expandable 16 GB/ 32 GB internal storage. Other features include Ultra-pixel Duo Cam, 5  MP selfie camera, 2600 mAh battery and 128 GB MicroSD card support.

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Key Specs

Model HTC One M8
Display 5 Inch , full HD
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 4 MP Ultra pixel Duo Cam / 5 MP
Battery 2600 mAh
Price Approx 45,000 INR

HTC One

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Along with HTC One M8, HTC has also promised timely Android L update on beloved HTC One M7, the star of 2013 which introduced dual frontal BoomSound Beats Audio to the world. The HTC One is powered by Snapdragon 600 quad core clocked at 1.7 GHz and flaunts a super bright SLCD 3 4.7 Inch display with full HD 1080P resolution. Other features include Ultrapixel rear camera, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB/ 64 GB internal storage and a 2300 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model HTC One M7
Display 4.7 Inch , full HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB/ 64 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat (after update)
Camera 4 MP Ultra pixel Duo Cam / 2.1 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Price Approx 33,000 INR

LG Nexus 4

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In spite of being a couple of years older, Nexus 4 is still selling at around 24,000 INR. A remarkable device in the Nexus series, the Nexus 4 will also receive timely Android L update, which might be the last major Android update we see on Nexus 4.

The Nexus 4 comes with 4.7 inch HD display powered by 1.5 GHz Quad core Snapdragon chipset APQ8064 with Krait cores and 2 GB RAM. Other features include 8 MP rear camera, 16 GB internal storage and 2100 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Nexus 4
Display 4.7 Inch , HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat (after update)
Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP
Battery 2100 mAh
Price 24,000 INR

Moto X

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Even after acquisition by Lenovo, Motorola still enjoys close proximity with Google as is evident from time Android 4.4.3 and other KitKat updates across all Motorola devices. The Motorola Moto X will also receive timely Android L update and will let you enjoy the new material design without any heavy customization unlike HTC devices.

The Moto X is exclusively retailing on Flipkart for 24,000 INR and comes with 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display powered by X8 Computing system with a dual core Snapdragon Soc at its heart clocked at 1.5 GHz. For full details, read our Moto X full review.

Key Specs

Model Moto X
Display 4.7 Inch , HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Dual Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 10 MP / 2.1 MP
Battery 2200 mAh
Price 24,000 INR

Android One Phones Like Micromax One

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Google will introduce Android One program later this year and the first Android One partners include Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Micromax’s less than $100 smartphone has allegedly been named Micromax One and will feature the latest Android L and a never seen before Android experience in budget price range. The Android One program will offer a unified feature set to OEMs according to the market which they launch in. The new phones are guaranteed to run on latest Android Operating system.

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Other Devices Which will get Android L update

Phone Specifications Order

Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM, Android Version

Nexus 7 2013 (Quick Review)

1.5 GHz Quad Core, 2 GB, 16 GB/ 32 GB, 7 Inch 1200 x 1920, 3950 mAh, NA, Android 4.4 KitKat

Nexus 10 (News)

1.7 GHz Dual Core, 2 GB, 16 GB/ 32 GB, 10.1 Inch 2560 x 1600, 9000 mAh, NA, Android 4.4 KitKat

Moto G (Full Review)

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 8 GB/ 16 GB, 4.5 Inch HD, 2050 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.4 KitKat

Conclusion

All Motorola devices can be expected to receive Android L update as all of these phones run nearly stock Android, which speeds thing up by a wide margin. Sony, Samsung and LG have remained mum even after HTC flaunting a timely Andorid L update promise. Surely LG G3, Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 will also get the new Android L sooner rather than later, but due to customizations on top, we are not sure how much justice it will do the design aspects of the Operating system.

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