By now, it’s no secret that Samsung has been working on Lollipop for its recent devices. We’ve already seen a few older Samsung devices running the new operating system, but now it’s the Galaxy Note 3′s turn. The year-old device still has plenty of life in it, and SamMobile is showing off a new build of Lollipop for it.
With Lollipop comes a somewhat new aesthetic and some fresh new animations. Samsung’s styling has long been vaguely similar to Material design, with the bright colors and fairly flat look. But now it’s upgraded to Material styling, and it looks pretty nice, despite not being anywhere close to AOSP. And the addition of all the fancy new animations is a nice touch and something I’m excited for.
Of course, with Lollipop come massive changes below the skin. A new camera API, tons of new features and a complete redesign of many staples of Android-like notifications. This build isn’t downloadable at this point, but it’s great to see what it’ll look like and how close to finished it is. We can’t wait until it’s released to the public; it looks pretty close!