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What is the Software Version on my Galaxy Alpha?

Your device operates on Android version 5.0.2, Lollipop (G850AUCU1BOC7). When an update is available, this page will contain information on how to obtain the update.

Update History

Version Date Released Notes
G850AUCU1BOC7

8/12/2015

 

This software update includes:

  • Android OS Security Enhancements (Stagefright)

 

G850AUCU1BOC6

4/14/2015

Update summary

On April 14, 2015, AT&T released the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) software update for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha® (SKU 6621A, SKU 6629A and SKU 6630A). The update will be available via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). The file size is 1GB and requires a Wi-Fi®connection. 

 

Software Update Includes:

Upgrade to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS (additional details available from Google™)

Improved OS software design

Bold colors and bright contrast

New complex views and fluid animations

Better visibility for Recents and Calendar

New schedule view

New event with promoted action

Calendar picker view has new dropdown capabilities

Enhanced notifications

Notifications are more visible and accessible

Set notification priority and privacy for each application

Dismiss notification once across all Android devices

New recent apps

New Overview space (formerly called Recents)

Includes both apps and separate activities within those apps

Improved settings

Use a finger swipe to access drop down notifications and quick settings

Screen Pinning

Pin a specific app or screen to keep it in view

Share your device

Set up multiple user accounts on your phone

New battery settings panel

Removed SoftCard app (existing users can only remove with a hard reset of the device)

Other planned fixes, updates, and enhancements

G850AUCU1ANH8

9/26/2014

Android version 4.4.2, KitKat (Initial Release)

Check the Software on Your Device

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch About device.

  4. The Baseband version and Build number show the software version on your device.

Check for Updates

The Samsung Customer Care team cannot speculate on when a future software update may be released, and the team can provide information only on available updates in the U.S.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch About device.

  4. Touch Software updates.

  5. Touch Check for updates > OK.

When an update is available, this page will contain information on how to obtain the update.

We will also relay news about software releases on our Twitter® and Facebook® pages.

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