Samsung launched the Galaxy Alpha a few months ago running Android 4.4.4. The Alpha is a high-end device built with plastic but with a metal frame that gives a premium feel to it.
It was released to offer an alternative to the S5, built also with first class harwdare but with a smaller size and a sturdy metal frame. The Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7-ich SuperAMOLED screen with 720 pixel resolution. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and includes 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory (although it lacks microSD support).
The Galaxy Alpha has a 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and packs a battery or 1860 mAh. It was released running Android KitKat 4.4.4, and this update is not Lollipop yet, so you shouldn’t expect big changes. The new version brings the software to the number G850AUCU1ANL1, and the official changelog just announce “ user experience enhancements”.
However, any update is welcome, so you can wait for the notification or you can just go for it manually. If you want to initiate the update, make sure first that the device is fully charged.
To get the file, select “Settings” from the application try and tab on “More”, in the top right corner. Once there, select “About Device” and go to “Software Update”. If the update is available, you will see the option to start the download. It’s just a 17 MB file, so it will not take long to get it.
Once the download is finished, you can start the installation. The device will automatically restart, running the new software version.