When your phone starts to get a little older, you're always left wondering whether or not it will get the latest Android software updates.
Fortunately, there’s good reason for optimism about getting Lollipop if you have a Galaxy S4. A video uncovered by SamMobile shows the handset running a TouchWiz-modified version of Lollipop, much like we saw last month on a Galaxy S5.
It’s definitely a work in progress, as key features like Wi-Fi connectivity aren’t yet functional. It’s based off an older developer build of Lollipop, which indicates Samsung has been tinkering away on this for a while.
The video and accompanying screenshots show that Samsung has dialed back its TouchWiz-heavy hand just a little, letting you enjoy all those Material Design-inspired animations and notification cards. Yet the look of Samsung-specific icons, the app drawer, and other elements are still very much TouchWiz.
The impact on you: The Galaxy S4 was one of the most popular phones of all time, so it's good to see it getting the latest version of Android. Android 5.0 is designed to run on a wide range of devices, including low-end phones like the Android One series, so there’s no reason Samsung can’t configure it for the GS4.