Samsung Galaxy Alpha update to Android 5.0.1 to take place next month

Samsung Galaxy Alpha update to Android 5.0.1 to take place next month
Back in December, we passed along the word from a reliable source that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha would be updated to Android 5.0 by the end of the first quarter. That forecast might end up being a tad too optimistic. A tweet sent out earlier today by Samsung France revealed that the metal framed handset could receive the Android 5.0.1 update at any second. But with the first quarter ending at midnight tonight, an April rollout seems most likely.

The update to Android 5.0.1 will include Material Design, the 64-bit ART compiler for faster opening of apps, Project Volta for longer battery life, the new "Recent Apps" page, Lock Screen notifications, slide-down Quick Settings access from any page, security improvements, updated TouchWiz UI, bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Because of the hefty size of the update, when it does arrive, you should be using a Wi-Fi connection when downloading and installing the update. And make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%.


source: @SamsungFR (translated)  via YouMobile

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

5.0.1 Eh? Even though the Galaxy Alpha is discarded for the A series...

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Yet the Note 4 that is way past the initial promise is still waiting.....

3. roentgen1108

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

Well how about the note 3? end of first quarter, busy for the s6. Haha Business as usual.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Samsung already brought 5.0.1 to the Note 3.

8. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

not in indonesia

4. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What about galaxy note 3 Verizon?

6. LAMOB

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Are they sure about there promise as note 4 not yet received the update

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

A very beautiful phone of Samsung.

9. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Very beautiful indeed. Saw it a while back and was amazed.

10. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Very clos to switching to Apple because of these updates take 4 ever to get... 6.0 will be right around the corner before all the devices get 5.0...

11. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I was thinking same thing...

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