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...
AnonD-635344, 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.
AnonD-626905, 24 Jan 2017If Lollipop update was a good os nobody would care about Marshmallow update. Listen to me folk... moreInstalling custom ROM is not at all recommended. Don't let your device to be compromised via backdoor attacks. Be safe.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2017Mfg Samsung where is Marshmallow update for this device, provide us an update or else you will... moreI have the same thought in my mind.A premium device like Galaxy Alpha should have got the Marshmallow update last year.But still there is no news about the OTA.Very disappointing.
Mfg Samsung where is Marshmallow update for this device, provide us an update or else you will be boycotted forever by Alpha users for deserting this premium device. Waiting for the Marshmallow update! I have invested around 600$ for this device during the launch but no proper support or update been provided yet. Kindly look into this or else it would be a bad time for you. We premium users always like to have control over apps permission which is available only from Marshmallow onwards. Hope you are listening to us Samsung. Now it's your turn Sammy.
MK, 24 Jan 2017How can it come with marshmallow when it's 2014 phone? Marshmallow is for 2016 models of phonesThe low end A3 2015 too received marshmallow. Not this beast still.
MK, 24 Jan 2017How can it come with marshmallow when it's 2014 phone? Marshmallow is for 2016 models of phonesIf Lollipop update was a good os nobody would care about Marshmallow update. Listen to me folks. I intalled Lollipop 5.0.2 Aroma a week now and I can't believe the performance of my device. Don't wait for any update. This rom has many s6 features but the most important is that it's the pperformance and the battery stamina. The only difference from the stock Lollipop is that is much much better.
MK, 24 Jan 2017How can it come with marshmallow when it's 2014 phone? Marshmallow is for 2016 models of phonesI think you don't know about Samsung S5 and Note 4 which have also Got Marshmallow Update even though S5 has launched in Early 2014 and Alpha in Late 2014.