Nov 10 AT 10:44 AM Nick Sarafolean 8 Comments

This is how Android 5.0 compares to Android 4.4 on the Galaxy S4

Android 5.0 Galaxy S4

The wave of Android 5.0 Lollipop updates is crashing upon us. In a new video from SamMobile, the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is shown off against the old KitKat version that’s currently on the Galaxy S4. The Lollipop is only an early test build, but it’s surprisingly fluid and stable. Even with this early build, it’s easy to see that Lollipop provides a drastic performance boost on the Galaxy S4 as well as a huge visual overhaul.

Android 5.0 Lollipop breathes new life into the very dated look of TouchWiz on KitKat. The interface functions in a fairly similar way, albeit with some changes, but the look has been switched over to Material Design. The Lollipop update brings in a fresher, cleaner color scheme, better animations for all sorts of actions, and an altogether tidier UI that makes even TouchWiz look decent. All in all, Android 5.0 Lollipop looks like it’ll be a great update to the Galaxy S 4, and one that will bring the software up to date in terms of design.

What do you think of Lollipop on the Galaxy S 4?

Source: SamMobile

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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  • dem212

    whats with all the white and on an oled screen great way to burn in screen and batterylife/

    • EP2014

      I HATE the white theme so much!

    • Pankaj Jaiswal

      thats why they’ve added a built in battery saver mode too …. lol

  • Eric Newberry

    Never seen a 4.4 update on my s4 did I miss something. I would be happy with at leat 4.4 stuck with the constant failed messages. Of the 4.4.2 crap version.

  • Chris

    After watching the video… I think Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.4 looks better… than then newer/updated version.

  • John Patrick

    Looks like auto brightness is going to be on much of the time with L to avoid retinal burn in low light. Already decided to keep Nova Launcher and probably find a theme I like more than stock.
    If I could change two things in L it would be to allow dark or light themes and to be able to change Hue and Brightness of the top and bottom panels across all apps.

  • steelew

    Why doesn’t the statusbar change colors? Where was the speed comparison. Is it a battery hog now? Do we have battery saver mode? Well hopefully next time.

  • houstonreal

    Touchwiz 4.4 isn’t that bad, but I also don’t think anyone should be stuck with that white theme. How much battery life would be saved by sticking with a dark theme? I don’t think the new interface is any “improvement” graphically. It comes across as change for change’s sake. Just give us better performance and stop trying to fix things that aren’t broken.