Samsung rolls out ‘Jelly Bean’ update for Galaxy Grand Duos handset in India

In the last few articles, I have elucidated about Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos handset and its various functions and related utilization. Time to time when I check back its update statuses in order to know the specification of the update, I realize that sometimes back it says you are in the queue and your handset will soon be upgraded and updated.


Few days back, of about 15 days precisely, when I check back the update status, it says your update is ready to download and your handset can download, and when I checked back it is almost 490 MB download as my internet pack is about to end, so I dare not to download the update package as it will exhaust the pack.

I shall be downloading later and then after a few days when I refuelled my internet back I was able to upgrade it to latest Android Jelly Bean OS and it is new and fluent and also sees some stability and security enhancements. Samsung has slowly begun its distribution of updates to handsets in order to save its downtime in web server.

About Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos:

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is a smartphone with less cost and also premium feature only downtime its screen resolution as well as it battery life, nevertheless, nowadays in all premium train compartments we have seen there has been charger attached with and for this it will not be so much of difficulty to charge while you realize battery drains.

It has five-inch large displays and while seeing video within it, you will feel a completely different experience as it is so varied and also while playing various video games, the screen becomes large and you are at ease to work with.

Its screen size is its plus point as it is almost nearer to entry-level tablets in its size. With immersion viewing, the viewer has an in-depth watch on videos and it is high definition ready which gives you maximum viewing angle with a nice and crystal sound.

Its dual-core chip makes it run faster and in power saving mode the phone lags, but when both CPUs are in use the phone works fast and smoother. It has the latest version of the operating system after updating and improvements traits that are there is to be discussed below.

The phone comes with multi-window capacity but it has limitations as most of the internet enabled applications run with it otherwise video and audio application could not function from here and I could hope this must have been gapped and filled in the latest version update rolled out by Samsung on behalf of Google.

Google Now has few options in India:

Google Now is a good program but most of its section is important on the point of view of America, not India and for this, we are still waiting for the full-scale Indian version of it as it has many possibilities and in short, it is like adding of one more operating system inside the existing ones.

The camera is quick and it has virtually zero shutter lag, the camera is superb and with it, one can shoot a wonderful screenshot and also clear, crystal and high definition screenshots. There are virtually all tethering devices are there inside it and one can make portable Wifi hot spot or blue tooth tethering or USB tethering in order to share internet connectivity. With blue tooth suit on and Windows 8 blue tooth devices, one can play the songs inside of galaxy phone to the computer and this is a real boon, though one cannot play the videos through blue tooth connectivity.

You will have a TFT screen that will not hurt your eyes and also brilliant live wallpapers are there for you when you can enable this in order to feel your phone is at a swinging head and all these points to a brilliant package known as Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. With Jelly Bean you will get the fast, fluid and smoother graphics with 60 seconds frame per second at your hand, with there are options to enable GPU in order to have a smoother and faster graphics and you have choices of to choose which one you would like to enable.

You have external SD card option up to 64 GB and plus 50 GB Dropbox storage as it is such storage where you can synchronize your images and for this you will no longer have to put photos inside of your phones or a computer as all images stays at cloud and simultaneously update at your phone, as this is one such brilliant component of perfect cloud wherein your phone you do not have to store any images at all but all your images are now can be seen inside images of your phone, and it will not clutter your phone memory as it would stay as cloud but work on offline also, you only have to from time to time connect to internet for one or two minutes in order to update the exact sequence of images from there.

Capacitive touch screen: According to Samsung, “The Display has Capacitive touch screen and a resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels with 187 ppi: A capacitive touch screen panel consists of an insulator such as glass. As the human body is also an electrical conductor, touching the surface of the screen results in a distortion of the screen’s field which is used to determine the location of the touch.” You can compare between capacitive touch screen and resistive ta ouch screen by comparing between Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and Nokia C6 phone, and from there you will know the difference out there, in Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos phone you can at time see that the interface will begin to act even without your touch and sometimes while putting your fingers at the top of the screen. This is possible due to super soft and fluid Android Jelly Bean operating systems. It is a mid-budget phone segment with proper attendance of all the features all at once.

Android 4.2, Jelly Bean:

It comes with super smart features and with better performance from that of its predecessor. The recent update of Android 4.2 of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos testifies to this. Google Now is working with all its cards and this is a plus as in the previous version of this seems to be one such handicapped feature and with this latest update, it is working perfectly.

Switching from the dashboard to apps takes no time; it is like switching from one page to another page in a book about Google Play books. The significant part of this is battery improvements, as it allows the CPU to work when you touch the screen and other times the CPU becomes idle even if you are not of power saving mode, and this is the best feature and probably I have written in detail in the previous article about improving battery life and perhaps Google and Samsung have read that article.

With it, you have magnifier menu, a screen recorder for Android, which was not there, as in Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos the voice recorder app is there, now Android has the built-in app in which you can use it at your own convenience and only tapping it open and smartly record conversations.

It is now supporting Braille and the language can be downloaded from Google Play store. Simple Bluetooth connections through tapping are improved with this phone. Web browsing with Android becomes fast with the introduction of HTML5 video and also smarter CPU utilization with JavaScript version 8 making page rendering time fast and fluid with Jelly Bean 4.2

Feature comparison:

With this version of Android, camera app is completely revamped with high definition option available, photosphere a completely immersing 360 degrees photo taking app, a new photo editor application which is required as by default there is no photo editing app there inside Android in earlier version as one has to download from Google Play store in order to use it.

Now while your phone is in lock mode you can access the camera app directly from there. The clock has been completely revamped with this modern update. A stunning contemporary clock gadget which is going to enhance the beauty of your phone. Android now has an option for automatically search for the nearest Wi-fi hotspot to assist you in connecting data.

With this update, Indic languages are now more lucid and foot placement is nice inside the dashboard. Emoji are now improved and version 6 is introduced. It will help to send fresh forms of smileys with Facebook or Google Plus. Hindi language support is introduced with this version. Now you can place widgets on your device lock screen and for this, you do not have to unlock your phone to see this.

Faster captive portal detection on cellular connections on portable Wi-Fi hotspots as sometimes there are feeling that after one hour or so use of portable Wi-Fi hotspots the signals are weakening and in this manner, with a new setting which enables you to stay at mobile data, when Wi-Fi connections are weak and in this manner the whole problem arising out of data connectivity is almost solved. All original news and weather updates for lesser CPU usage enable less battery drain.

A new enhanced screen saver option when your phone is not in use for a few seconds with a daydream app from your recent screenshots or other prescribed menus. Application verification service with a virtual private network mode and you will always be informed when an app is trying to send a short message service as it can incur you additional costs.

Now you can enable debugging for each client of apps, as in the preceding version of Android, while you are developed mode, debugging can be done on the app which is shown here as it is not your hand to debug any such app there. In the power option, a further safe mode is introduced.

Now you can work with speech recognition while you are offline in the earlier versions the speech recognition is done while you connect to the internet now it is no longer mandatory to connect to the Internet in order to work out speech recognition. Now bigger widgets are automatically resized to fit into your home screen. In the earlier version, it will go to the next home screen if it is bigger than the space left inside the home screen.


In total, this update is refreshing with faster screen and smoother CPU and less battery drain with some advance feature introduce this seems to me that it is a must upgrade for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos smartphone users.

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