Exclusive: This is how Android 5.0 will look on your Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

After the Nexus devices, Google Play Edition devices are one of the first to receive latest Android updates. Last year, Google announced the Google Play Edition program which featured high-end smartphones from various smartphone vendors like Samsung, HTC, and Sony. Samsung released the Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505G) with stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean onboard, after which it was eventually updated to Android 4.4 KitKat with swift software updates. Now that Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop to the public, Samsung is testing it on various devices including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition. We’ve managed to get the beta build of Android 5.0 on the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition and here are the screenshots of the latest software. As expected, it features stock Android UI with Material design and all the features which were introduced with Android 5.0. We have already showcased the beta builds of Android 5.0 Lollipop based ROM for the Galaxy S5 and made a video displaying Android 5.0 on the Galaxy Note 3.

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1 year 6 months ago

does sam mobile have downloads for these firmware I wanna flash my gt-i9505 to it if its possible via odin

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1 year 11 months ago

s4 GT-9505 lollipop plz…..

2 years 17 hours ago

I just pray it does not come with the usuall crap bugs!! At times Andoid really sucks big time!

2 years 1 day ago

Samsung S4 i9500 lalipop ?

2 years 2 days ago

Love the wallpaper. Can you share where you get that?

2 years 2 days ago

Coooool! Waiting for the same for GT-I9500.

2 years 2 days ago

This is not the Touchwiz version of the S4, but the Google Play Edition of the S4, available only in the USA

2 years 2 days ago

LRX21P still? that’s an old build. No wonder the launcher app drawer is still kitkat

2 years 2 days ago

I quote oldblue910, a XDA Developers Recognized Contributor:

“That’s not an “old” build. Just because there are later letters doesn’t mean anything. The G Pad 8.3 GPE and Z Ultra GPE have Lollipop official released based on LRX21P, as do the Nexus 7s and Nexus 10. T and V are device-specific changes that don’t apply to anything but the Nexus 4 and Nexus Player. So yeah, if the GS4 GPE gets LRX21P, it won’t matter.”

And I add:

The Google Now Launcher and, in general, the look of Lollipop Beta version for the S4 GPE can mislead, because they don’t show the famous white background of Lollipop, but that’s due to Google Play Store updates of the new Google Search and Google Now Launcher which will be released soon ;)

2 years 3 days ago

Galaxy S5 (sm-g900s) please~~~~~~~~~~ ㅠㅠ

2 years 3 days ago

Thank you very much for this amazing preview! Do you know when will Lollipop rollout for the S4 GPE start? :)

2 years 3 days ago

please give us system dump so we can make rom off this build!!!!

1 year 11 months ago

Hey,, there is already an unnoficial cm12 lollipop rom out,, just google it,, unnofficial cm 12 android 5.0 for galaxy s4 it works like a charm

2 years 3 days ago

Do you have a preview of the screen with the S-view cover ?