Fresh out the oven: Google apps extracted from the latest Android L update (LPV81C)

Android L Preview

Earlier today we told you guys about the sudden update to Android L (LPV81C) that Google uploaded. While anticipate the reason for the update had more to do with Google Fit support than anything (the preview SDK just went live for developers), we were excited to dig around and check for anything else that might be new.

Of course, we’re expecting only the latest versions of Google’s apps were included and decided to dump them into a folder for anyone looking to update whatever they like. For those interested, the app repository (which includes 2 folders of apps) can be found in our own Google Drive folder here.

Android Google apks apps

Some apps can be installed over existing ones like normal, others may need something a little more forceful (like pushing through ADB or flashing via zip file). In either case, you now have access to everything from the the latest Android L Preview. Have at it.

[Android L LPV81C apps]

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  • Lennatron

    Google Drive tells me I don’t have permission to access the folder…..

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Should be public now.

      • KOLIO

        Thank you for fixing the link,all is well.

        • http://codeversed.com/ Steve Albright

          He posted a link to a new folder. He is also adding the priv-apps as well.

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Refresh this post, I’ve included an all new link.

          • KOLIO

            Done.
            Once again,THX! :-)

  • Jeffrey Tarman

    Yep. Requested access

  • Stark

    Anybody been able to get the material styled calendar functioning?

    • http://codeversed.com/ Steve Albright

      What version are you trying to run it on? Do you have any specific errors?

      • Stark

        Running 4.4.2 on galaxy S5. No errors at all, calendar functions fine, just don’t have the material design showing, only the older design. Installed the apk fresh without having any previous versions of google calendar. Guessing a limitation of not having L version android? Or maybe there’s something else to install along side. Thought it would be just as easy as running the L keyboard and changing theme.

        • http://codeversed.com/ Steve Albright

          Yeah, you won’t see the material design stuff.. see here: http://developer.android.com/preview/material/compatibility.html

          • Stark

            Damn. Was very hopeful. I like the calendar in material style over the current ui. Cheers for the feedback. Will just have to wait a little longer for the official release!

        • http://www.twitter.com/joshuaworth Joshua Worth

          There isn’t a material design calendar yet that I’m aware of and I’m running the L preview

  • J Cav the Great

    Why google drive? You would have to grant permission to every user…..why not use Mega?

    LMAO!! Phandroid tried to do something new…let us just stick to mirror links please…TY

    • Barry D.

      Google drive can share publicly no problem. They just have to set the permissions correctly.

    • http://codeversed.com/ Steve Albright

      Chris just posted the wrong link. He should update soon.

    • New_Guy777

      Google Drive is WAY superior to Mega. You don’t have to grant permissions to every user, there are no file size limitations, and best of all, no annoying pop ups and ads all over the place.

    • mcl630

      You *can* publicly share with Google Drive.

  • Kevin Johnsom

    Says that there a problem parsing the package. What do I do now? Nexus 5

    • sdrawkcab25

      Go home, your phone is drunk

      • Kevin Johnsom

        Your mother

  • Del373

    If there isn’t much functionality change over the current versions of the apps I think I’ll just wait ’till the finalized versions with the fancy animations come out.

  • Cankles

    Is there a good guide for how to get them all to install. Get a lot of not installed and cant parse

    • Jeff Saul

      Yes, I don’t want to download apps (because there are so many) if they aren’t going to be able be installed easily. Also what’s the difference beteen Public and Private apps?

      • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

        I’ll be honest here. This should NOT have been posted in this format, making users play the guessing game. The only app that I know of that you can use is PreBuiltGMSCore.apk – Google Play Services. I put it on my phone yesterday afternoon and have not had any issues with it. You can now use Google Fit… which has zero apps and devices at this time. So, besides being an Android geek, there’s no need to install it.

  • Flexmania

    Can anyone actually get any of these installed on a stock S5? Just getting ‘app not installed’

    • wright585

      No luck for me either on my N5