This is the new Android 5.0 build for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with more Material design

This is the new Android 5.0 build for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with more Material design
We've already seen an earlier version of the Android 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the rumor has it that the Lollipop update from Samsung will be coming as soon as December. Sammy has been working hard on this, and now we're getting to see a newer version of the Android 5.0 update which includes more Material design elements, and UI tweaks.

Some of the updates are more polishing of the UI, like adding text labels to the tabs in the Clock app, removing the grid lines in the Calculator app, or shifting the on/off toggles on settings pages to the top bar. Colors have been altered throughout, and the font used has been updated to match what you'd find in the Galaxy Note 4. As you'd find in stock Android 5.0, the Google Search bar has been added to the overview (aka recents) menu, and more of Samsung's stock apps now have the bold color bar on top to match Material design around the system. 

There are also a bunch of new animations throughout the apps and system, and everything is much more fluid and fast. The video below shows just how smooth animations and navigation is now (fair warning though, the video does start out with porn-like bass music, so try not to get too excited by the Lollipop sexiness.) 

Samsung is definitely making big strides in these updates, and based on what we're seeing, it seems very likely that the 5.0 update will be ready for the Galaxy S5 in December. This looks like great work by Samsung. Let's hope carriers don't cause too many delays in getting this to users. 

source: SamMobile

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1. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Only LOLLLIPOP + 64 Bit can solve Touchwiz problems

19. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014


36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This TW build is beautiful... Fluid, material design everywhere and pleasing to the eye.

24. wilsong17 unregistered

What problem. . The only problem I see you probably don't know how to use it

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The occasional TouchWiz lag. The overflow of menus and options. Don't act like TouchWiz is perfect because it's not.

33. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The "occasional lag" ?? You give me any damn phone in this universe, I will show you lag in that. There is not a single device in the whole world without lag, you can't avoid lag. If you're telling me that stock android/ iOS/ WP doesn't have lag, then you're wrong. No 64-bit or any version of Android will be lag free. I am typing this on a server running multiple Xeon processors, and 256GB of RAM. And things still gets slow once in a while. No matter the hardware, there will be lag, guaranteed.

34. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Explain how I'm yet to experience lag on my Moto X, then. And multiple Xeon processors plus 256 GB RAM and it lags? Better call somebody to check that up because something is definitely wrong.

57. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

If you don't experience lag on your Moto X, you're not looking hard enough. BTW, I don't need to call someone to to check the server, I design them myself. And if it gets slow sometimes, nothing wrong with this. That's how it works, and that's how every damn server works. Ever saw or worked a Superdome? I can bet you that things would slow down even on that sometime if you try hard enough.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lag is an ugly word. A millasecond delay is considered lag by most of these idiots who use the word. When in reality, you take a low end phone with terrible specs, barely any ram, and have it stuck at ICS.....then you will see true lag. I'm talking about doing a simple task as far as opening up youtube or facebook, seeing it stuck there trying to process your request and taking several seconds to show that it has registered it. That is what true lag is. No these idiots like to claim touchwiz is so laggy because the iPhone or HTC Sense can open up the app 1 millasecond faster than touchwiz, that is considered lag by these nimrods.

67. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Stock Android (not sure about L) looks v sucky kinda. If you someday get a chance to use Note 3/4 (which Im sure you havent owned/tried hands on as ur statements show) you will be more than happy to embrace the 1millisec lag (if any) and throw your stock/moto into garbage. TW feels like iOS Competitor in UI beauty, stock doesn't in my honest opinion.

48. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

nexus has no lag .. nexus 6 is lag free , and ios is lag free ... h own the devices and i can guarantee . samsung is the king of lag and g3 just welcomed to the party . what the heck are you talking about ? samsung has lag alot and every one knows . grab nexus 6 and nexus 9 and lag free will guaranteed , u can check video if u like to see 5 final version on n5 n6 and n9

72. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is simply false. The iPhone does have lag. Open Safari open a webpage and scroll it as fast as you can. When you see the checkerboards, that's lag. Hve more than 4 home screens full of icons and scroll from left to right as fast as you can and see the lag. Dude, I have in the past week set up 4 iPhone 6 device for employees and it does have lag in aseveral places. Anyone who iOS, WP, Stock Android don't have lag are not only liars, tey are purposely chosing to be blind. I I personally will gladly wait a millisecond longer when I have a device that does way more than an iPhone and costs less too. At least Samsung puts 32GB of Storage in their top their device and entry level.

73. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

49. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

u absolutely own no nexus 5 nor nexus devices . there is no lag sure on moto x 2014 and absolutely no on n droid turbo . if u are talking about third party application . that is no OS to blame . stock Os 5 itself on android and iphone is lag free as i type with my nexus 5 on sweet lollipop

69. oister85 unregistered

Every computer in the world lags. touchwiz is fine

44. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Says the apple slave who has never used a Samsung phone before.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody acts like TouchWIZ is perfect. People act like iOS is perfect. And it's far from it.

56. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

tochwizard may have lag but it is most completed featured OS ever . i really wish i had galaxy tab or note 2014 or even note pro will be sweet . samsung on tablet is really eye bleeding .

64. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What is perfect! I bet you'd say iOS..

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

God if you were any more ignorant.

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013 Look at this video. The fact that the Note 4 is doing far more heavy lifting, the iPhone should smoke it, but it doesn't. I see plenty of lag in iOS. Hmmmm! Again videos don't lie, only ignorant fans do.

35. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Eh, the only thing that can fix TouchWiz's problem is a recode from scratch.

39. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

41. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Okay, two videos. Your point? They don't represent what really happens in day-to-day usage.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Good point was that the iphone had more lag in those instances. What happens in the real world is both devices have strengths and weaknesses, and both give a great, fast experience.

75. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes they do.

70. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TW doesn't have problems.

2. hateftotti

Posts: 230; Member since: May 03, 2011

Just imagine how great Note 4 would be with Lollipop

22. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

The next Note phone will feature Windows Phone 10. You heard it here first. Samsung is losing market share and will make the only sane decision to stay relevant, and that involves turning to the most powerful OS.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow, man. I think it's time you checked into the asylum. Your theories are getting more nutty every day. Regardless, I will bookmark this & remind you of how wrong you are in Sepetember when the Note 5 is announced.

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