The phone that started the metal game for Samsung is now making the jump to Android 5.0.
The Galaxy Alpha wasn’t a flagship phone, but it certainly was the precursor for a Samsung that has given up to consumer demand and moved to more premium materials for its smartphones. Samsung France had confirmed earlier this month that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update was imminent for the device, and the update has now started rolling out over the air in Samsung’s home country.
All major carriers in South Korea are providing the update to their users, with the build that is rolling out based on Android 5.0.2 – not exactly the latest version of the OS at this point, but not too old either. Changes include an enhanced user interface with a touch of Google’s Material design, improved performance, advanced notifications, and possibly improved battery life (which is sure to come in handy considering how the Galaxy Alpha sports a rather measly battery for its high-end specifications.)
It shouldn’t be long before the update goes live in other markets, though there’s never a guarantee exactly how long it might take. Well, the rollout has started at least, so even a couple of weeks of waiting is something users should be able to handle.