Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung's Galaxy S5: here's how it looks like

Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung's Galaxy S5: here's how it looks like
While Nexus devices have already started receiving the latest of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, the devices that are actually most popular among users, like the Samsung Galaxy S5, are still waiting for the update to arrive.

While it will likely still take a few weeks (and maybe even months) until we get to see Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5, SamMobile has gotten an early look at how Samsung has refashioned 5.0 Lollipop under TouchWiz, with a full-on preview of the update.

Luckily, Samsung does adopt a lot of the great elements of Lollipop - things like the card-based actionable notifications, but also it does seem to skip on some of the material design changes like the profound use of shadows to convey depth. Overall, it seems like a mixture of the visual changes in Lollipop and a lot of Samsung's own, cartoony TouchWiz sauce.

That’s one of the peculiarities of Android - even when Google pushes a major update like 5.0 Lollipop, some manufacturers just don’t adopt all of its ideas, like them or not. What do you think: do you like this new look of TouchWiz better than before, and how does it compare to stock Android 5.0 Lollipop in your opinion.



source: SamMobile

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42 Comments

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Ugly icons. Also I wish they moved the app drawer icon to the centre.

11. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Why? I prefer the icon to the right position.

20. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

me too. i also like the home button. but replacing menu button with recent apps is bugging me.

55. WLM9700

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

I don't like that recent button either I liked the home button doing that!

39. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Do you go into your app drawer all the time or something? If you are right handed that spot should be something you use all the time. Pointless default placement.

13. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

get nova launcher and your desired icon pack from playstore for free.. problem solved.

18. Ahsan

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

May be he is an iPhone user. Luncher and icons are myth for him.

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Haha again I get called an iPhone user xDDD Anyway, I don't even like Nova launcher

37. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

You own the Z2! So you know how Android is meant to be! But for them, anyone who doesn't use a sammy phone is an Apple fan! There was recently an article of types of fanboys at Android Authority! Take a look for some fun!

46. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

there are plenty more launchers

49. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I know and I've tried plenty of them but none feels as completed and fast as Sony launcher.

52. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

i dont like it much.. i prefer sense 6

53. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Jaah sense and Sony thing are my very favourites.

56. WLM9700

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

I agree!

4. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

almost nothing changed lol

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Jesus nothign changed material design please or gtfo

6. S.Yashwanthram

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

really looks very ugly..... needs to be like lollipop material design

7. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

This "cartoony TouchWiz sauce" is much better than cartoony ios 8

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

I have to disagree, ios is far better in terms of visual appeal than touchwiz (i am a hardcore android user)

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not very good looking at all, not Jedii approved.

12. DALVEORTS

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

they cannot afford proper designers. All the money goes to making 50 types of phones that look the same.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Galaxy s, Galaxy s toaster, Galaxy s panty hose, all with touch wiz.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sorry no offense to the fans of this but it makes me cherish my Nexi a whole lot more.

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

If TouchWiz is "cartoony", then what is iOS & LGs UI? They're almost the same, just differences mainly in the icons & how users interact with the UI.

21. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

tw ftw

22. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

not true at all

23. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

fuxkin horrible ui...geez it's just really ugly in my opinion...some may like it and some may not but it's too busy, inconsistent, & idk it just looks weird and odd

25. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

huh ? i still cant get the hate above or maybe trolling? Phonearena had released an article comparing the UIs of different android oem, and majority of the respondents were rooting for the TW of note4, it rarely went to the last spot of the lists on comment section.

28. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

For the love of god GET RID OF THOSE ICONS! Whomever at Samsung thinks those icons are perfect needs to go back to graphic design school.

29. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Lollipop on GS5 how it looks? But how does it work? Still people are busy getting Android Lollipop on their phone and Samsung is playing the show off.

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