i dont like all the white colors lollipop brings, why not give us option to chose themes? i prefer dark and black its better for eyes and battery. .cant stand all that white shit in the look :(
fonehunter, 06 Nov 2014Wonder if they enabled ART this time. Wonder if they implemented it properly.5.0 is ART only
I went from Iphone to Note 4 as well! Hardware is great and I use the solo launcher and it works very good for me! Samsung Galaxy note 4 feels like an independent pocketable PC while an Iphone only felt like an extension of my Imac.
Wonder if they enabled ART this time. Wonder if they implemented it properly.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014Left the iphone franchise, started with the original. Got a note 4, tired of the same iphone e... moreDont worry mate. Only reason they are showcasing it on S5 is because its their main selling phone at the moment. Note 4 Will get Lollipop first no need to worry about it. :)
Left the iphone franchise, started with the original. Got a note 4, tired of the same iphone every year. Love the new note 4, however I find it interesting that some phones in the android line don't even have the latest version of kit kat. This seems unacceptable to me. Why not give everyone the same opportunities. I hope that I have not made a mistake switching operating systems. Also, with the note 4 being a "flag ship", I would assume that would be priority #1 for Samsung? Can anyone explain this for an android rookie????
Timothy, 02 Nov 2014When will Android ever be right. Every time there is an update there is much fanfare over sma... more"Is it any wonder many top end business people is critical areas will not have a smart phone" -- If I had an army of personal assistants doing the job of my smartphone I wouldn't have one either...
Meanwhile since not everyone was born as an oil magnate in Saudi Arabia they have to adapt and be smart with time, hence they use smartphones to accomplish that task -- yes, even those who have critical business dealings to attend to.
Gary, 01 Nov 2014Still going to lag on S5 and Note 4. Touchwiz is stupid, gimmicky and loaded with junk people ... moreits a demo build but as you can see for your own eyes it had no lags. just imagine the final build!! finally touchwiz is not laggy!!!!!!!!!!!
As long as Touchwiz is still a buggy+sluggish POS I'd never buy a Samsung device no matter how nice it looks. Gotta admit this is looking good though. Will see with S5.
Timothy, 02 Nov 2014When will Android ever be right. Every time there is an update there is much fanfare over sma... moreYou have point on Spyware, but who else is there? Microsoft were the first company to sign up to the NSA "Prism" spying program & Apple deny they ever signed up to it, to this day, which makes them absolutely guilty & worse.
Timothy, 02 Nov 2014When will Android ever be right. Every time there is an update there is much fanfare over sma... moreAs opposed to which OS exactly?...Stock Android is about as slick & smooth as it gets.
Some of us don't want to be locked down in Eco systems.
I'm sure Samdung will screw Lollipop up, but that's why i won't be buying one of their handsets amytime soon.
HTC Sense 5/6 was completely ripped off by Google for the design of Lollipop & the hardware design & even the manufacturing proceeses were stolen by Apple for the iPhone 6, so props to them. The little guys are the ones that innovate & push envelopes, the establishment justs plays it safe...
When will Android ever be right. Every time there is an update there is much fanfare over small updates and widow dressing. If it was "smooth" in the first place there would not be all this ranking on about about small incremental updates. Big headlines "Lolipop". Come on. Just get it right the first time. I agree Android is becoming bloated and full of Google spyware on your every movement. Is it any wonder many top end business people is critical areas will not have a smart phone - too easy to spy on you.
The combination of touchwiz and lollipop is amazing.....sammy you rock!!!
And after adding their 'useful' applications they will cra*ify Lollipop... Such a shame
DarkRange, 01 Nov 2014So can you bring me an android phone which run smootly with 512mb not in games but at least wh... moreLook, not only you are exaggerating the issue, you have also failed to realize one basic thing... PRICING!
Price is of the essence! You can focus on RAM size and abstract comparisons all you want, the simple fact is I can go out and buy a good Android (from a reputable brand) with 1GB of RAM (or more) for way less than the devices which you are comparing it to -- and all your argument becomes pointless, because price just undercut all your attempts to make a flawed comparison.
It's a trade-of and a damn good one! Android may not have the best efficiency when limited to bellow 512MB of RAM (it still works well enough though, as my ancient Arc S with CM11 can vouch for) but RAM has become so cheap now that it's pointless to *buy* software that is efficient in that lower-end when you can just get the hardware for *cheaper* than the software which aims to replace that hardware.
It's just good economics and smart decisions.
WOW...... Its So Nice.Thank you Samsung Your Amazing.
Good Bye IPhone......
Athull, 02 Nov 2014iPhone 5 shld be compared to S3 not the S5...Actually it is more with the Galaxy S4 (the companies are out of cycle).