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Android 5.0 Lollipop arrives for Samsung Galaxy Alpha, S5 Active

Exclusive to AT&T, the pair of smartphones pick up the latest Android software.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one of two AT&T phones seeing Lollipop this week. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

It seems not a day goes by without another smartphone picking up its Android 5.0 update. Today sees a pair of AT&T handsets from Samsung joining the Lollipop guild.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been updated with the Android 5.0.2 release, which will take about 1GB. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active update is even larger, at 1.4GB. Suffice it to say you'll want to have plenty of battery life and connect to Wi-Fi when you download both files.

Neither of the updates adds anything else in the way of carrier apps, bug fixes or new services. Indeed, this is more akin to a fresh coat of paint with Material Design elements. Smart Lock and an enhanced notification system are here as well.

For more details on what you get with Lollipop, visit AT&T's support pages for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.