Rumour has it that Samsung will offer an update to the new Android L for Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 models.
This is programmed to appear at the end of this year but up until now we did not know what plusses the new version will bring for Samsung phones, either visually or functionally.
Fortunately the Korean company cannot even hide its early versions of software and as a result there have already appeared some pictures and footages of Android L running on S5.
As expected, at first glance the differences are little. Not only will Samsung keep its TouchWiz, but they will also keep as many interface elements and adapt its new operating system functions to it.
Despite these facts we can state that some amends have been made. The applications individualised by Samsung on Galaxy S5 such as settings, calls, notes alarms and basically everything pre-installed have been visually adjusted. These offer a flatter aspect, which is in the same tone as the new Material Design by Google which will have its debut in the same time as Android L.
As an unfinished version , none of the apps offer the fluid animations we have seen at Google presentations up until now. The lock screen integrates the new notifications of the following Android but limits the number of items displayed.
Therefore Google includes 4 notifications whereas Samsung chose to only show two. As you may have noticed from the above video Samsung still has some work to do on optimising the operating system for S5, but the company does not seem in a hurry to launch this update.
Google will certainly prohibit every smartphone and tablet manufacturers to launch any Android L version before its official debut in an AOSP final version. Seeing that Google seems to prepare the launch of the new Android and a new phablet at the end of October, launching Samsung’s update in December is very probable.