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Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

Published Nov 21st, 2014 9:30AM EST
Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Update
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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Google’s latest Android update, Android 5.0, is hotly anticipated for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the bold new look of Material Design, which uses bright colors, layering and subtle shadows to create a user experience akin to interacting with real physical materials. The new look rockets the Android platform into the future, and it is supported by a number of great new features such as multiple user support, a new notification system and battery life improvements.

The wait for Lollipop is painful indeed, but now we can tide you over with an in-depth video that gives you an early look at Android 5.0 running on a Galaxy S5.

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Videos of early pre-release versions of Lollipop running on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 began popping up a few weeks ago, and they gave us a good idea of what to expect from Android 5.0 with Samsung’s redesigned TouchWiz layer on top of it. That software was a very early build, however, and it wasn’t very usable at all.

But now, SamMobile is back with a new video that shows Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy S5, and this latest build looks like it’s almost ready for primetime.

Samsung’s reimagining of Android 5.0 is fast and fluid in this latest video, and it looks stable enough for release. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should expect a public version to hit your handset anytime soon. There may still be plenty of work to do behind the scenes, and the software also has to undergo extensive carrier testing in the U.S. before it rolls out.

In the meantime, SamMobile’s full video is embedded below.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.