Samsung Galaxy S4 shown off running Android Lollipop


Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Scroll

If you’re a Nexus user you’re wondering when you will get Android Lollipop, but if you don’t have a Nexus device you have even more questions. When will you get Lollipop, and when you get it what will it look like? Last week we feasted our eyes on the TouchWiz-ification of Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5, and now we can check it out again on the S4.

The build we’re looking at is LRX02E, compliments of SamMobile. It looks a lot like what we saw running on the Galaxy S5. We get to see the new Lollipop lock screen notifications, refreshed Samsung apps, and more. Once again it looks very nice. This is still not the final version we will see sent out to devices. Google dropped a more recent version of Lollipop code a few days ago.

What are your thoughts on TouchWiz Lollipop? Has Samsung done a good job, or do you still hate TouchWiz?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. bring it :)

  2. still hate it

  3. the GS4 better get Lollipop.

    1. The last I saw it was slated to be rolled out early summer of 2015 :/

      1. There’s a pretty good chance I’ll still be using it then, though that is a bummer.

        1. Same here.

  4. Awful… Just awful. A mIx of gingerbread, holo, touchjizz and material design all mangled together… what a mess.

    1. Touchjizz all over your face (and your phone).

  5. Boring and unnecessarily messy UI. Props to Samsungs marketing team for bamboozling millions for years now.

  6. wonder if we are still going to get 4.4.4 or going straight to 5.0

    1. The S4 already has 4.4.4

      1. im still stuck on 4.4.2

        1. Oh ok, I have a t-mobile version, probably that’s why. Mine is running 4.4.4

  7. The issue with TouchWiz isn’t that it looks like crap (subjective) but that the samsung phones inevitably slow down due to all the extra stuff they load onto the phone. At first I thought this was just bs, but having had a Note 2 that has slowed considerably and a Nexus 4 that is still quite snappy and faster than some phones that came out after it, I can say that it’s not how touchwiz looks that stops me from going back to samsung (I really want to get a Note 4) but knowing that with the updates, comes huge slow down potential compared to other stock android phones is what stops me from liking touchwiz.

  8. yay a new bastardized version of the lasted Android software

  9. This looks like crap

  10. That actually looks alright, fast as well ..

    Good job Samsung.

  11. I believe Samsung should at least give the option to not use the TouchWiz layout. Just like how they have the Easy mode layout, they should offer the native Android look

  12. I guess I’m the only one excited for this.

  13. I’ve been working with a Nexus 5 running L for ages now at work. I’m not impressed at all by this update, which I’ll probably try to avoid now. Samsung totally bastardized it. Booo.

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