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Google released a developer preview of Android "L" Wednesday at their I/O conference. Is that developer preview on topic?

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    If the questions are from an end user perspective, perhaps ... a build for developers tends to preclude that. – Matthew Read Jun 28 '14 at 3:05
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    So far we've accepted questions about ART, which has been a developer preview (and still is until L proper is released), so logically it seems we have to. But questioners need to expect "don't use the developer preview then" as an answer to some questions. – Dan Hulme Jun 28 '14 at 8:58
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I would say they are on-topic. However...

  • The universe of people who could know the answer is rather small. There may not be anybody here who can answer your question.
  • It is a preview, so a lot of things are going to change. A problem you ask about today may get fixed in the released version, or even in a later review build. Stack Exchange is about the "long tail". That is, for the people who come after who have the same problem the Asker did. A question (and its answers) for a problem that no one can ever have any more is of no use.
  • And, of course, developer (programming) questions are off-topic regardless of OS version.
  • I've also heard, anecdotally, that this is very much a developer preview and isn't nearly ready for end users. – ale Jul 4 '14 at 1:19
  • That's very true there's a lot of quilt work in there still, bits of Kitkat stitched to the new stuff. I'd imagine a lot of answers now will be "It's a bug" with a very early build. – RossC Jul 9 '14 at 16:56

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