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Samsung Galaxy S5 shown running with Android L


The next instalment of Android that’s currently called as Android L isn’t released publicly yet, but the folks at Sammobile has gotten their hands on an early build which is running on a Galaxy S5.

At this point, Samsung is figuring out how to integrate Google’s Material Design guidelines with their current TouchWIZ interface. In a 8 minute preview video, the UI is pretty much the same TouchWIZ UI that’s found on the current crop of Samsung Galaxy models but there are some changes particularly the appearance of its toggle buttons. Its native apps such as phone dialler, messaging and web browser has been refreshed to comply with the new clean and simple look. Apart from the new appearance, the new Android L is expected to deliver performance improvements as it uses ART Runtime instead of Dalvik.

As this is an early build, it looks like there’s still a long way to go and Sammobile has reported that the current build is still very buggy for day to day usage. Watch the video after the break.

The new Android L would be released soon and probably we could be seeing new Nexus devices like the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. As for Samsung, word has it that both Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 will be upgraded by end of this year.