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  1. Andrewcf2921's Avatar
    Why did android make lollipop so ugly? It looks like a two year old made a 1985 Nintendo game and then finger painted on the screen to hide the embarrassment that is lollipop. Absolutely hideous and frankly a carbon copy of iOS. I have android because I hate iOS. I will never downgrade to lollipop nor will I buy another android phone till this obsession with flat animé graphics stops assaulting my eyes. Disgusting choices.
    11-15-2014 08:34 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Why did android make lollipop so ugly? It looks like a two year old made a 1985 Nintendo game and then finger painted on the screen to hide the embarrassment that is lollipop. Absolutely hideous and frankly a carbon copy of iOS. I have android because I hate iOS. I will never downgrade to lollipop nor will I buy another android phone till this obsession with flat animé graphics stops assaulting my eyes. Disgusting choices.
    Thanks for sharing your opinion.
    AnAndroidDroid likes this.
    11-15-2014 08:51 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Depending on the device, you could possibly flash a custom ROM where the theme isn't Material Design.
    11-15-2014 09:32 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Why did android make lollipop so ugly?
    For the same reason that the mother of an ugly kid thinks the kid is beautiful. It's called "personal taste". So your question is actually "why did they make Lollipop look like something I don't like?", and I think the answer to that is obvious.
    Laura Knotek and Uncle Louie like this.
    11-15-2014 01:38 PM
  5. butterfly210's Avatar
    Pics please!!!

    *My Sexy Note 4*
    11-16-2014 04:16 PM
  6. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    Why did android make lollipop so ugly? It looks like a two year old made a 1985 Nintendo game and then finger painted on the screen to hide the embarrassment that is lollipop. Absolutely hideous and frankly a carbon copy of iOS. I have android because I hate iOS. I will never downgrade to lollipop nor will I buy another android phone till this obsession with flat animé graphics stops assaulting my eyes. Disgusting choices.
    Why did God make puppies so ugly? What with the big eyes and little paws they're absolutely hideous and frankly a carbon copy of dogs. I bought a puppy because I hate dogs and I will not buy another puppy till they learn to stop growing. Disgusting beasts.
    11-16-2014 04:56 PM
  7. Johan E Bengtsson's Avatar
    This was precisely what I was asking myself, so I googled and found this thread. It is truly hideous.

    I will bear with it (becauseI REALLY want a couple of the advertised other things that are improvements), and try to find some UI shell that hides this atrocity. Does anyone have any better-looking UI shell to suggest? Thanks!
    Kevin Hollingshead likes this.
    11-20-2014 09:30 AM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Maybe a launcher would help with some of this, but that won't hide the built-in animations and transitions.

    I'm sure Samsung will TouchWiz​ify on top of everything to hide Lollipop. That's an option.
    Paul627g likes this.
    11-20-2014 10:01 AM
  9. Paul627g's Avatar
    I'm sure Samsung will TouchWiz​ify on top of everything to hide Lollipop. That's an option
    I second this.. I'm sure Samsung will do their best to change everything and eat up even more system resources in the process
    PaleCupcake likes this.
    11-20-2014 10:03 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I second this.. I'm sure Samsung will do their best to change everything and eat up even more system resources in the process
    I am OK with touchwiz eating up "more resources" if it means getting 55% more battery life on my TouchWizified Note 4 vs a Nexus 6 (based on Web browsing benchmark).

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Kevin OQuinn and Paul627g like this.
    11-20-2014 10:16 AM
  11. MythArcana's Avatar
    I absolutely agree with your perspective stated above; Lollipop does appear to have been created by three year olds with A.D.D. and extreme vision impairment. I have two Nexus 7 2012 tablets; the newer one updated, the older one still hasn't received an update notice yet...and I'm not complaining after seeing what it did to my newer tablet.

    First off; blinding WHITE GUI - they have Material Dark as a built in style, why not put that simple option in Settings->Display as a NIGHT MODE option for those who value their eyes? Half the GUI is black, then white tabs, then full white screens (Settings), then back to some other neutral color. Holy Cow...I can't believe this was even approved.

    Secondly, half the tabs have had their toggles/switches removed (as in the Settings section) and it's been so incredibly "dummified" that I wonder if I'm using someone's $36 VisuaLand device. Even when you go to Power Off, where's the Silent Mode and Airplane Mode option? Where is the confirmation screen? And it's BRIGHT WHITE like everything else. Ugh!

    The Flappy Droid game and the Notifications Toggles are the only cool features I can use. Everything else needs to go straight back to Apple labs where it came from! KitKat was so dark, sleek, sexy UNIFORM and just plain pleasant to the eyes, especially in the dark where I use my tablets 100%. I certainly hope that Google whips out an update very soon to at least let us regain our bleeding eyes with a night mode (Material Design Dark) because I can't believe just how horrible Lollipop looks when I finally can see again.

    KitKat v4.4.4 FOREVER!
    11-20-2014 03:34 PM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    I am OK with touchwiz eating up "more resources" if it means getting 55% more battery life on my TouchWizified Note 4 vs a Nexus 6 (based on Web browsing benchmark).
    I'm not. If I want more battery life (which I always have), I carry a spare battery in my pocket. That, a screen protector and a TPU case are the first things I buy for a new phone and always have (except before there were TPU cases or screen protectors, but I still have 3 working batteries for my V-551 - I can go for a few days of heavy use without being near a power source).

    I'm running 4.4.2 on a Note 3, Safestrap and root. It's staying that way, because Hashcode isn't updating Safestrap in the near future (and I haven't heard any reports that 3.75 runs on 4.4.4) and I refuse to spend a few hours reflashing the phone if I screw up and flash some junk (which I've done more than once - then it takes a few seconds to delete the partition or wipe it).

    And root? Anyone figure out a way of safely rooting Lollipop with Knox? (Hey Samsung, did you know that the way to spell huge loss in income is "K-n-o-x"? And that "locked bootloader" is another way?)

    I just rip out all the "more resource"-eating junk or run a ROM that has it ripped out. But there's nothing I want to do that I can't do with 4.4.2, so even when AT&T releases Lollipop I'm not reflashing a stock ROM to get it. From everything I've seen (especially in this thread), it's at least 2 steps backward. (And I didn't mean backwards.)
    11-20-2014 04:22 PM
  13. grover5's Avatar
    I don't think it looks bad. I use Nova launcher though so I kept the kitkat app drawer launch effect. Other than that I love the notifications and the app switcher/recent apps. I love the notifications on the lock screen as well. I think it all looks good (minus the app drawer launch which I fixed by using Nova). Anyway, that's my take. I'm really liking lollipop on my nexus 5.
    11-20-2014 04:29 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm not. If I want more battery life (which I always have), I carry a spare battery in my pocket. That, a screen protector and a TPU case are the first things I buy for a new phone and always have (except before there were TPU cases or screen protectors, but I still have 3 working batteries for my V-551 - I can go for a few days of heavy use without being near a power source).

    I'm running 4.4.2 on a Note 3, Safestrap and root. It's staying that way, because Hashcode isn't updating Safestrap in the near future (and I haven't heard any reports that 3.75 runs on 4.4.4) and I refuse to spend a few hours reflashing the phone if I screw up and flash some junk (which I've done more than once - then it takes a few seconds to delete the partition or wipe it).

    And root? Anyone figure out a way of safely rooting Lollipop with Knox? (Hey Samsung, did you know that the way to spell huge loss in income is "K-n-o-x"? And that "locked bootloader" is another way?)

    I just rip out all the "more resource"-eating junk or run a ROM that has it ripped out. But there's nothing I want to do that I can't do with 4.4.2, so even when AT&T releases Lollipop I'm not reflashing a stock ROM to get it. From everything I've seen (especially in this thread), it's at least 2 steps backward. (And I didn't mean backwards.)
    Doesn't the note 4 developer edition have an unlocked or at least unlock able bootloader?

    In any event, I haven't rooted any phone in the past few years. Never found a need. I agree that a small minority like yourself have different needs, and for those, perhaps the note 4 isn't the best choice.

    imo, the vast majority of people would prefer 55% more battery life over the ability to root.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-20-2014 05:39 PM
  15. predator519's Avatar
    Hate it. Fix it Google. I don't want an android that looks like an iPhone. I flashed back to 4.4...
    11-20-2014 07:46 PM
  16. Allan Dias's Avatar
    The new apps drawer on the lollipop update is ugly. Hides the wallpaper. Google please change this. I don't want my nexus 5 to look like ugly iphone

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-20-2014 08:11 PM
  17. Viorel Ianasi's Avatar
    I agree! Lollipop is ugly! Ruined my S5. I consider reverting to KitKat. I hope Samsung will change TouchWiz in a way to hide the Lollipop ugliness. Current versions reasambles Lollipop's Material Ugly Design.
    Kevin Hollingshead likes this.
    02-13-2015 06:45 PM
  18. Bill Bentley1's Avatar
    Ugly is an understatement.. The glow in the dark nuclear colors actually give me a headache. Possibly due to previous eye surgery? A better question is why don't they have a way to refuse this update ! I OWN my phone and did not give them permission to install their lollipop garbage on my phone. It was done without my consent. With NO way to stop it!
    anon(394005) and PaleCupcake like this.
    04-29-2015 09:07 AM
  19. adobepro's Avatar
    Completely agree. Seriously, a teal background with yellow text on the settings?

    I suggest that everyone who doesn't like it should complain to Samsung. At least with Microsoft Windows XP and higher, when they introduced a radical new UI theme, they gave you the option to change colors (luna, silver, olive -- some people complained that Luna looked too toyish/fisher-pricey, but at least they had the option to chose another theme or go back to classic -- you weren't stuck with it) and the option to revert back to classic. With these forced updates, we don't have a choice. However, Samsung has developed a way to do this with the Theme Engine, but only implemented it on the SG6. As the Note 4 is a current Flagship model along with the SG6, I think it's unfair that it wasn't also pushed to Note 4 owners, esp. after this Lollipoop color scheme update.

    My only advice is to complain to Samsung as much as you can, esp. before the Note 5 is released, as once that is released, kiss any request for the Theme Engine coming to the Note 4 goodbye. This is my last Samsung phone. I only got it because of the ability to change the battery and add a SD card which you can't with the SG6 -- and since they are both current expensive Flagship phones, Note 4 users really need to demand this feature be applied to Note 4 owners.
    04-29-2015 03:46 PM
  20. adobepro's Avatar
    Sorry, this thread is not about Samsung specifically, but Lollipop in general, but my original comment called out Samsung specifically (but it's still a relevant example of segmentation.) I still think that in general, Google should incorporate a native Theme Engine in their o/s rather than relying on manufactures to do so, which they either segment into models (like SG6 vs Note 4) or do they do it half baked or not at all. At least give us a choice.
    anon(394005) likes this.
    05-04-2015 10:52 AM
  21. BOSDown's Avatar
    Its incredibly BAD!!! WOW the colours are just INSANE WHO MADE THE STUPID DECISION TO MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK LIKE IT CAME FROM A TOY STORE!!! I agree with previous comments as well EVERYTHING IS WHITE, i am a very high pace businessman I use my phone everywhere, its a little silly when I am sitting on a table with high partners and my phone looks like kids toy!! its A JOKE!! i use the calculator all the time and now it TOO IS WHITE?!?!?!?!? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY????????????????!?!?!?! i cannot even begin to relay my frustration with how betrayed and disappointed i feel. $600+ phone RUINED! this is ridiculous, at leas and colour options so WE can choose between even 3 or 4 options, that will be enough JUST PLEASE DO NOT FORCE ME TO LOOK AT THAT UGLY PASTEL ORANGE EVERY TIME I GET A MESSAGE or send one!! its INSANELY offensive!! turquoise blue for the drop down WOW!

    the worst part is that even 3d party launchers dont cover ALL the ugly of lollipop. you have to get each app all on its own in order to hide the ugly everywhere! I am sorry I AM DONE this is my last android phone!! EVER, i hate apple never want one, so i am not sure where I am going next, i guess its time to pull my old Nokia E65 !!!
    05-05-2015 01:35 PM
  22. belodion's Avatar
    I've come across many posts in the forums about users not liking the appearance of Lollipop, and it's always rather baffled me that it generates such strong feelings, some of which are evident in the posts in this lengthy thread. I can understand people having different tastes, but not that it causes such passionate antipathy. Surely these things are trifles? So they seem to me, at any rate.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-06-2015 05:33 AM
  23. DawnW's Avatar
    I truly hate how it looks. It just "upgraded" overnight and I keep folders on my screens with different things. It used to be that the folders were made up of the different icons in the folders, kind of cool looking. Now, it just looks like a file folder. And I'll be darned if I can figure out how/where to change the colors of stuff... that teal crap has gotten old fast. The keyboard also looks way way way different. UGH! I hate it!! I'll be posting a message to Google, Android, Samsung and Verizon. And then probably switching to HTC, who I know usually uses their own interface over Android.
    PaleCupcake likes this.
    05-06-2015 08:35 AM
  24. adobepro's Avatar
    As an update to my original comment in this thread, I'm dumbfounded by the response of Samsung concerning my request to have the Theme of the SG6 be pushed over to the Note 4 -- it's possible and very easy to do, all you need is root, so now I'm getting a little angry as to why they are responding with this drivel and dragging their feet. I also agree with the previous post, and that is, where else to go? I don't care for the iPhone which Android and phone manufactures seem to be heading to with Apple's closed model and Windows, well, I'm not really crazy about the tiles, but may reconsider Nokia/Windows once Win10 rolls out.

    Here is the response from Samsung:

    We understand your concern, however, the electronics business model is predicated upon cutting-edge research and continued innovative development. Today's access to the ever changing technology landscape is predicated on an infinite loop of continuous improvement that stimulates innovation.

    Please note, all Samsung products are manufactured to the specifications of the service provider for whom they are produced, however, we will forward your feedback along to the appropriate parties for further review and consideration.

    We again appreciate your feedback.

    Thank you for your business.
    Samsung Electronics America
    05-06-2015 09:36 AM
  25. mike jones35's Avatar
    Lollipop for the Note 4 is the worst OS I've ever seen in my life. My phones currently on Craigslist. If you can avoid it please do so or your phone will be a piece of garbage. I'm not trolling and I'm not the guy to put anything down but I have to be honest here. The notifications are frustrating me to the max. In 4.4.4 they just showed up in my notification bar now when I get notification a big *** bubble covers the top 1/4 of my screen. And I have twitter notifications so I get over 100 a day. And they pop up no matter what even when I'm watching a movie or playing Clash of Clans. I know I can turn notifications off but that's just not an option. 100% iphone copy OS. Only 10× worse. Please take my advise and stick with 4.4.4 especially if you have a note 4 N SAVE YOUR PHONE!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-07-2015 12:43 PM
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