I have a Nexus 4 that was killed (battery) when Google released android 4.4. It was the bug regarding battery being drained by the WiFi.

It was such a pain to make Google sending me a refurbished one that now I don't upgrade my phone as soon as a new android release is delivered. I want to be sure it won't destroy my phone again. According to this, there were bug with the Nexus 5 in the beginning of android L...

So finally my question: Is it safe to install android L on my Nexus 4 at the moment (January 2015)?

Thank you for your help!

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I've had positive and reliable experiences running Android 5.0.1 on Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and Nexus 5.

However, my Nexus 4 experiences reboots with Android L and a friend's Nexus 4 outright powers down regularly.

That said, a bugfix Android 5.0.2 is rolling out to Nexus devices right now. So wait.

  • Thank you for your answer. It's a shame Google is so lazy regarding the bugs with their own phones/tablets!
    – Plouff
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 17:34

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