According to a tweet by Samsung France, the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) update for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) will be rolling out soon. It says that the rollout of the OTA update is imminent, but the rollout’s progress could be slowed down in some regions due to carrier testing.
@Vito4503 Absolument ! Cela doit être imminent pour le vôtre, merci de votre patience 🙂
— Samsung FR (@SamsungFR) June 19, 2015
Although Samsung France did say that the Android 5.1.1 rollout for the Galaxy Alpha was imminent, keep in mind that testing by network operators may delay the update’s rollout. This said, units of the smartphone not tied down to any carrier (SIM free) are likely to get the update before units tied down to a contract. If ever you do see that the update is available, make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and that your battery is at least at 50%.
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the first smartphone released by the Korean tech giant that offers a more premium look and feel. Although not a flagship, it does sport a metal build and measures a mere 6.7 mm-thin, which is something 2014’s Galaxy S5 failed to offer.
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