The release of Android L developer preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 WiFi brought disappointment for many enthusiastic Nexus 4 users as Google didn’t release system or factory images of Android L developer preview for Nexus 4. This release also lead to some confusion among Nexus 4 owners whether Android L will be released for Nexus 4 or not, even though most of the Nexus 4 owners and developers are pretty sure of the release of Android L for Nexus 4.
Now it seems that Google already talked about Android L on Nexus 4 in its I/O keynote and in fact even shared few results of using ART on the said device. If you look at one of the slides used during the keynote (reproduced below), you will notice that the graph shows the performance of two memory allocation benchmarks (one from their Google Docs team) with Dalvik and ART on 4.4 & two further improved versions of ART with a mention of a device called as N4.
It simply mean that the Android L for Nexus 4 was already tested before the I/O keynote and this can be treated as some sort of confirmation (even though not a definitive proof) that Android L will be released for Nexus 4, either early in form of developer preview or final version.
Apart from the slides above, now we have updated Binaries preview (or blobs-preview) for nexus devices including Nexus 4 on Google developers portal and even though it doesn’t specify any Android version, it’s definitely not Android 4.4.4.
Via : Reddit