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Lollipop looks sweet on the Galaxy Note 3. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Lollipop looks sweet on the Galaxy Note 3. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Samsung hasn’t begun rolling out its Android 5.0 updates to consumers yet, but that hasn’t stopped pre-release builds from making their way out into the wild. We’ve already seen Lollipop with TouchWiz running on the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4, and now the five-minute clip below gives us a glimpse at it on the Galaxy Note 3.

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Samsung’s already confirmed that the Galaxy S4 will get an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and thanks to a leaked pre-release build, we get to see exactly what it’s going to be like ahead of its public debut. As you might expect, it’s heavily modified thanks to TouchWiz, but Samsung’s made a lot of nice visual changes that let that Material Design shine through in places.

The Galaxy S4 will get sweeter. Image: Cult of Android

The Galaxy S4 will get sweeter. Image: Cult of Android

There’s no good reason why the Galaxy S4 wouldn’t have received an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade — it’s perfectly capable of running it — but just in case you were worried that your handset might be left out of Samsung’s upgrade plans, the South Korean company has put your mind at ease.

The Fire Phone was initially priced at $199 on contract. Image: Amazon

The Fire Phone was initially priced at $199 on contract. Image: Amazon

There are a number of reasons why the Fire Phone was destined to be a flop, but perhaps the biggest was its price tag. At $199 on a two-year contract when it first made its debut, the device was as expensive as the Galaxy S5, even though its specifications weren’t as good.

Now Amazon’s senior vice president of devices has conceded that the retail giant made a mistake with Fire Phone pricing.

Android L running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Samsung could be rolling out its first Android 5.0 Lollipop updates by December, say sources familiar with the company’s plans — and the flagship Galaxy S5 will be the first to get one. The release will feature a revamped TouchWiz interface that will better suit Google’s new Material Design guidelines.

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