Samsung Galaxy S5 running on early version of Android L build previewed

Google announced the next iteration of Android, the Android L at the Google I/O earlier this year. We all known that the Android L release is approaching soon and there are rumors suggesting that the version will be officially released in early November. With this release date being round the corner, it is not to surprising to hear that the major manufacturers might be testing the pre-release code of the upcoming iteration on their devices.

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According to a SamMobile report, Samsung has already started testing the Android L update for the Galaxy S5. The Material Design based Android L renders a comprehensive overhaul to the TouchWiz UI of Samsung.

Well, the report has come up with screenshots and a video of the international Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone running the Android L build LRW58J. It shows some important design changes to the UI owing to the Material Design aspect. For instance, the dark shades of the TouchWiz UI appear light with Android L and there is a lot of white that is surprising on a Super AMOLED device due to the high battery consumption of it.

Apart from the color change, the video shows floating circular buttons as well all through the UI with prominent changes in every corner of Samsung software not even sparing the Settings menu. We can see redesigned built-in apps such as Memo, Clock, Messages and Dialer with light shades as per the guidelines of the Material Design.

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Though we have got an early peak at the possible changes that we see in the Galaxy S5 due to the Android L update, there are a few performance hitches as well that are seen in the video. However, the report calls this as alpha and claims that there is much work to be done before the OTA update is rolled out to the device.

It is pretty great to see Samsung working on bringing the Android L version to its flagship device so soon. Eventually, this should be eradicating the wait time that the users will have to experience while receiving the update and there are increased chances for the update to be rolled out soon after Google releases the update.