New video shows more of the Galaxy S4 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop

New video shows more of the Galaxy S4 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop
Samsung Galaxy S4 owners really can't complain as far as Android 5.0 Lollipop is concerned – a number of screenshots and videos have already been made available, and while some might not appreciate the tease, knowing that your device will be getting the new update sure is better than being left in the dark.

Speaking of teases, SamMobile is at it again, with another preview of the GS4 running on a newer build of Lollipop, and though it is not as extensive as the last one, we do get to sneak a peek into the camera UI, finally have the Samsung-standard widgets on-board, and get another look at the re-worked settings menu. For those of you who are just now catching up, it's worth pointing out that Samsung might be keeping to a tabbed view style for the aforementioned menu (and not implement the ridiculously-overpopulated list view as an option). Overall, however, there doesn't appear to be much difference between the way the software looks on the S4 and the newer, more current S5, and that makes a lot of sense.

Check out the embedded video and photos below.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



18. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Don't know why, but I hate the tabbed view of the settings. Luckily I have the option to switch it to List in my G2

17. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Looks a lot better. Also curious if they have the S4 GPE update out soon as well.

14. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

this update looks great :)

11. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Please leak out something, Sony!!

10. durrav

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'm still waiting for Lollipop videos and screenshots for Xperia Z3.

7. Cicero

Posts: 1164; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

After this I think I will stick around a little bit with my S4. The only thing I want from Lollipop is the art runtime to run on S4. Otherwise I'm waiting for true 64 bit hardware and software optimization. I expect that in 2015.

6. Bogdan86

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Some icons are from jellybean, and the google ones are new from lollipop, it looks bad, really bad. is that hard from samsung to make them all from the same era??? like the galaxy s5 icons on lollipop? is it that HARD?????? i don't know why i buy samsung anymore... it's like they want you to hate them.

8. Cicero

Posts: 1164; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You are such a good observer!

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't like the design don't upgrade. 4.4 still work with 100% of the apps. Touchwiz is Samsung. Don't understand why people would buy Samsung product then whine about Touchwiz. Bipolar Samsung fans.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Good job it looks yuck.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Good job, Samsung ! No lags or stutters at all and its not even the final built yet ! Just fix those gingerbread icons and TouchWiz will be perfect !

1. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

All I see is Touchwiz everywhere...Where is the Lollipop,Samsung???

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5826; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, still has plenty of Gingerbread things, e.g. many of the icons and the camera app

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Did you see the video ?! The settings menu has been revamped to Material UI guidelines. The animations are also Material design like. The lock screen is also showing notifications the same way it does on my Nexus 9. Even in their own apps the notification bar is suited to reflect UI and is not transperent. The message and dialer app looks like Materialified too ! And all the apps have that ripple effect of material UI on pressing buttons eg the dialler All they need to do is change those icons.

12. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Where´s the RAW mode ??????? The most important feature !

16. rsmani

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I hope so!!!​73741827.438105159564766/788251027883509/?type=1

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Stop being an idiot. This is a Samsung phone.. This is a Galaxy, not a Nexus. So why would you expect stock software in this? Are you seriously such an idiot? For all you stock-zombies, go get a Nexus and stop trolling other brands. You morons are obnoxious and plain irritating. It's has been about a more than 5 years Samsung making similar devices. They always had TW, they will always have TW in future. If you didn't know that by now, you are being an a$$hole. So, cut the crap and go back to the Nexus forums. Disgusting and irritating... Every damn article is filled with Nexus zealots. /rant over

15. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

LOL. You're very noob.

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