wow how it just looks like my S5 running kitkat.
Droid taking a break, 01 Nov 2014The only thing moving forward is the hardware makers.
Over the years, what ... moreI Agree with Droid taking, every android device with 1gb ram and less has so many lags, the android problem is with java language, even in computers java has so many problems and it's heavy really heavy, take a look at firefox ram usage or any java based programs... only nexus series and those phones without ui features run smoothly, Motorola = pure AOSP, Sony = Near pure, Htc = sense ui low features, Samsung = touchwiz with lots of features = lags, so many lags, LG = oh this one doesn't know how to match the software with hardware look at g3 with 4K resolution that create so many lags and treble battery lifetime...
Android needs at least 4gb of ram for full features, and lollipop with x64 and ART run time these 2 needs rams and storage to run well
First of all Samsung needs to change outdated tabs system ( in menu, contacts, logs etc). Screens should switch by swiping not by tapping tabs (which is very uncomfortable on large screen phones). However this hasn't been done yet...
Also, it is just impossible task to combine Android excellent material design and outdated TouchWiz and its logic in unified design. The best way would be to give customers a choice between pure Android and TouchWiz version on the same device. No one company has done it yet, so being first Samsung could benefit a lot and regain customer loyalty.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2014Let's try this more realistically.
Android has always been good. Google is just doing even ... moreThe only thing moving forward is the hardware makers.
Over the years, what is the only thing covering up Android? Hardware.
Over the years, what is the only thing Android fanboys talk about? Hardware.
Over the years, what makes Android "improved"? Removing features.
Droid taking a break, 01 Nov 2014Jellybean to fix the supposed lag. Android fanboys rejoiced.
But it turns out, its because... moreLet's try this more realistically.
Android has always been good. Google is just doing even better now.
Here in reality all systems have hiccups and imperfections because there is no such thing as perfection.
Anyone who has seen/used/studied all or most phone systems "and is not in denial" knows that they all have had lag and crash.
The ones in denial pretend it does not happen for their preferred os/device, while exaggerating the existence of it on other platforms out of hurt.
System wide lock down, utter lack of features "it took them three phones and an update to include mms...legit" and only having to support one device.....while still somehow continually having the world lead in app crashes by a huge margin and gaining more and more bugs in desperation to release rushed updates......
Is pure utter laziness. Not optimization....
And how are all those freezes and lags the last couple years with un accounted for added system weight, considered optimized or good....or not count in your little lag rant?
Meanwhile Android has only been moving forward.
Keep twisting in denial....Facts won't change.
Jellybean to fix the supposed lag. Android fanboys rejoiced.
But it turns out, its because of the brute force improvement of the cpu that hides the lag.
Google was embarrass. So they keep quiet and keep on 4.x for years.
Lollipop. Now they are trying again. Hopefully it works. However even if it does, its still not gonna overtake iOS which have started this optimisation since version 1.0.
If it fails.. expect to be in android 5.x for another few more years.
many things has been changed, less lags, more material better interface but it's still at kernel 3.4.xx the stock lollipop is on 3.10 version of kernel with supporting more features of Linux base, I hope the final release would be at 3.10,
and to those who said update 4.4.4, kitkat 4.4.4 has only the update on radio and call issues, maybe samsung update the rest directly to lollipop, but when?!! maybe next year
Lollipop is so sweet and so smooth on device.
and the white theme... nexus 6 is also has amoled screen but battery uses less as lollipop is much more conservative and how many hours would you be in the setting for god's sake?!! don't blame so much, it is what it is....
oh please, USA/Korea always gets everything first the International Samsung Galaxy S5 would probably get its 5.0 update on February or March next year. This guy is from T-Mobile, it's only US Carrier-locked S5's will get this 5.0 update early, just like the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat where the International S5 didn't receive any update while US Carriers are already on 4.4.4 since early last month. DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING from Samsung! This December the International variant will receive the 4.4.4 update. 5.0 will be next year.
what about galaxy note 3 ??? how much samsung will take time for kitkat 4.4.4 and also for lolipop android 5 update... samsung is to much slow for in updating process. shame on u samsung . .
It's time for a white contact list finally, black this is really an old fashion on mobiles.
Trying so hard to make it look ugly so it can be worthy of carrying the name Touchwiz!!
what about note 3?
I hope that i will get 5.0 on my Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) by next year Feb... OTAs and Samsung updates are just so ... rubbish... I don't think they'll ever get better.
AnonD-221839, 01 Nov 2014Lag anyone? I know that's a beta preview but wow, it's laaaaagyReally, i only skipped through it but didn't see any
(maybe you are confused with transitions or hold to activate functions?)
Lag anyone? I know that's a beta preview but wow, it's laaaaagy
Loubielou, 31 Oct 2014We want 4.4.4 first from Samsung,as this is Section that makes Samsung Struggle by releasing t... moreWhat is the difference between 4.4.2 and 4.4.4? -None.
Btw Apple only has few devices, that is why they get update fast. Samsung has many, all with different hardware
John , 01 Nov 2014There is no difference between 4.4.2 and 44.4..so stop crying! And as The S5 has received man... moreThere's no real difference from 4.1.2 upwards. No improvements in speed, battery or anything. Just less features.
Loubielou, 31 Oct 2014We want 4.4.4 first from Samsung,as this is Section that makes Samsung Struggle by releasing t... moreThere is no difference between 4.4.2 and 44.4..so stop crying!
And as The S5 has received many improvements firmwares, there's no need for it at all.
The Android L is the real major update, so that's what we want!
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2014Am I the only one not looking forward to android 5.0 As a nexus user, every update removes fe... moreiOS is a very nice overall OS (albeit with limitations) that is stable and fast whether you are using the latest hardware or something from 5 years ago. I don't see any issue with Google making Android a little bit more like iOS in order to get more consistent experiences between different devices with different internals.