Early build of Android 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz demoed on the Galaxy S4

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We have already gotten a preview of how Android 5.0 Lollipop will look on the Galaxy S5 complete with a new flavour of TouchWiz. Now, the folks over at SamMobile have posted a new video showing off the latest version of Android on the Korean company’s last year flagship — the Galaxy S4.

As evident from the video below, Samsung is using the new TouchWiz interface on the Galaxy S4 as we have already seen on the test Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S5. The company has also ported a number of features from the S5 to its predecessor including the My Magazines app, the TouchWiz launcher, lockscreen effects and more.

Other notable changes in the Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S4 include a fresh new look for all the system apps like Calculator, Phone, Messaging and more that is based on Google’s new Material Design guideline.

The stability and performance of this particular test firmware is pretty poor, though it is quite understandable as Samsung is still in early stages of developing Lollipop for the Galaxy S4. In fact, the firmware is based on the LRX02E code of Lollipop, which is older than the one Google pushed to AOSP earlier this week (LRX21M).

Nevertheless, it is nice to see Samsung working hard on bringing the latest version of Android to the Galaxy S4.