It’s not often we get an early look at new firmware, but the folks at SamMobile have acquired a Samsung Galaxy S5 loaded up with Android L and what will be the latest version of TouchWiz once the duo finally arrives. The new changes have been previewed in a very extensive 8 minute video that gives us a look at almost every corner of the operating system.
Right off the bat you can tell Samsung still infused a lot of their own stuff inside Android L. They’ve customized just about everything they can. The most standout change is the move from an overwhelming amount of blue to a healthy amount of white, a color trend Android L as a whole has been built with. Many of Samsung’s apps have been built with the latest design language changes proposed by Google, though don’t expect them to follow them to the T.
The notification pane sees a great deal of work with notifications showing up as floating cards, as does the recent apps switcher. It honestly looks very nice, and should be a fresh change of pace for those who were starting to grow tired of Samsung’s long-used design.
Of course, the software isn’t likely to be final and there’s a good chance we could see a lot of changes by the time Android L makes its way out of the oven. There’s no tellinghow soon Samsung will be ready to deliver the goods to everyone once they’re finally available, but if this video is anything to judge by then they’ve made a great deal of progress and shouldn’t have problems keeping up with the Joneses.