Stock Lollipop vs Samsung TouchWiz vs HTC Sense vs LG UI: Interface comparison
The original, Google version of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been around for months now, but it wasn't until recently that manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and LG, finally started pushing an over-the-air update that saw their own proprietary overlays move to the newer firmware. At the same time, unfortunately, companies like Sony are still stuck on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, so it'll be a while longer until we get to see an Xperia-themed take on Lollipop.
But even if you're well-versed in the above-mentioned makers' custom Android skins, it's quite possible that you are wondering what exactly the differences boil down to now that they've made the move to Lollipop. Overall, we've got to say that despite having their own style and adhering to different design philosophies, we're starting to notice some more uniformity in the way their respective Android flavors look and even function. This doesn't mean that they don't differ wildly in certain regards, though, as you'll be able to see for yourself right below.
We took a number of interface screenshots on our resident Motorola Nexus 6 (stock Android), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (TouchWiz), HTC One M8 (Sense), and LG G3 (LG UI), so that you can contrast and compare. Take a look.