Yesterday I got software update of 250.09MB.
I install it.
After rebooting it said "android is upgrading"
Optimizing your app___ of 233 apps.
After the completion I didn't find any changes.
Could anyone tell me what was that...
It can't be any worse than 5.0.2. I upgraded as soon as I got the phone a few months ago because I thought Lollipop had to be better than Kitkat. Not so. The memory management is horrible. It's like going back to my HTC Eris. I have to keep an icon in my notification area to clean out the memory and another app to close running apps and use them many times throughout the day. I've read that other people have the same problem. If you have Kitkat, stay there, especially if you are with AT&T. They haven't provided a stock ROM to go back to if you don't like Lollipop. I'll get rid of this phone as soon as I can afford to.
Zanzak, 25 Feb 2017After 2 months with custom Lollipo 5.0.2 i can say that the phone is bug free an performs like... moreSo if I replace the battery can this phone lasts at least 4 hours SOT on light games or youtube? Battery life is getting worse and worse
After 2 months with custom Lollipo 5.0.2 i can say that the phone is bug free an performs like an S6. The battery life before was 5 hours max. After the update is 12 hours. A spoked with Samsung service and the told me that the battery a use is for sure fake. So i bought a new battery from Samsung service. With the same usage with the new battery i had alpha for about 1 day and 10hours with a single charge. Service told me that if you buy battery from e-bay or from an unofficial store there is 99% that is fake. The new battery performs 3times more belive it or not.
Todd, 23 Feb 2017Even my Alpha (SM-G850F) is performing well with 5.02 (no bugs) and I can be lucky since I hav... moreGood luck. My alpha is always at 70 degrees celsius even when browsing, battery life lasts just 1 hour or 1 hours 30 minute SOT compared to 3 hours in day one. And now, the charging cable is damaged and a tiny damage to the cable protection made the phone to charge or not charge. I love this phone so much but i hate it more than any other samsung phone.
Even my Alpha (SM-G850F) is performing well with 5.02 (no bugs) and I can be lucky since I have the original samsung extended battery kit (2500 mah instead of 1860), I asked Live Support (Chat) of Samsung Germany today and they said that there is no Marshmallow or even Nougat update planned.
Sad, but I can live with it.
Should I downgrade to KK or stay with Lollipop?
Lollipop is full of bugs
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2017This may be my last samsung product if alpha didn't receive marshmallow update for sure.Actually it's better for it not to get an update because Marshmallow isn't designed for Alpha's components. Even if by some miracle it actually gets an update, expect the performance to drop.
I've been using my Alpha (Exynos) for more than a year and it works perfectly. I kept it at Android 4.4 since it works best with Alpha, not a single bug. Because of that, its battery life is actually pretty good, even a tad beyond average for some activities. Since I work as a phone dealer I've had many Alphas go through my hands and I can say with confidence that updating it to lollipop or anything beyond that is, almost always, a mistake. My only con with this phone is that the metal frame is prone to chipping.
Great phone even with lollipop but the battery sucks that I want to put it in a trash. Just one hour SOT. Samsung pls...
zagna, 19 Jan 2017Samsung did this purely by marketing nature. That's the way of the current market flow. If s... moreI love your comment. Been using alpha for three years and still enjoying the fone. Its unfortunate samsung is not making any effort updating it to Marshmallow. Marshmallow at least would have been better for such a powerful handset like Alpha. Nokia is back and will be my next fone to grab. Ive been a nokia fun since time immemorial
Not a nice move from Samsung :(
At least I discovered this few days ago - https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-alpha/orig-development/sm-g850f-lineageos-14-1-unofficial-t3530994
Fully working Lineage OS 14.1 ROM, so Alpha users even get Nougat 7.1 now!
zstunning, 07 Feb 2017can you please tell me what is epsilrom and hiromacro?Epsilrom is a ROM and hiromacro... ok i am out
nononymous, 06 Feb 2017I just bought this phone a month ago...upgraded to 7.1(nougat) but,the thing i hate about and... moreNo. Its more difficult to customize other samsung phones.. odin is easy for everything.. but android sdk isnt toi easy to use ..
I just bought this phone a month ago...upgraded to 7.1(nougat)
but,the thing i hate about android 6/7 is...they cant use hiromacro
then i just found epsilrom > https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-alpha/development/rom-epsilrom-future-t3311333
the best rom for alpha ,runs on android 5.0.2 (based android 6.0.1(easy to use hiromacro)),based on rom galaxy s6/s7
i just cant stop loving this ALPHA
so...if u don love ur ALPHA,sell it cheaply for me :3
i wanna custom and give to my bro ^.^
also i wanna say NOOB to anyone who say samsung not good.since they were noob at custom.
btw,if u wanna get latest firmware,go buy latest model s/phones.ikr?
hahaha... GG NOOB ^^
Should buy xperia compact. F**k you samsung for not updating this phone to marshmallow.