Even though Samsung Galaxy Grand is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, the South Korea-based company released a new firmware update for the mid-range smartphone. Rolling out in India, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Grand is not changing the version of the mobile operating system, but it brings a pretty interesting feature: Group Play.
The new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Grand arrives via OTA, and it has a size of only 27.86 MB, thus you it’s not mandatory to download it while connected to a WiFi Hotspot, because its small size will not harm your mobile data plan.
Just like I mentioned above, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Grand will bring Group Play on your 5 incher, which is a feature that saw the light of day synchronized with the debut of the new Samsung Galaxy S4. Even though it was expected to see the new software features of the Galaxy S4 introduced for the first time on smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2, it’s nice to hear that the South Korea-based phone maker didn’t forget about the users of their mid-range smartphones.
After you update your Samsung Galaxy Grand to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the Group Play feature will allow you to share music, files, videos with other devices sporting the same feature and while being connected through the same WiFi network or using WiFi direct.
If you are reading this from India and you didn’t receive the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA update on your Samsung Galaxy Grand yet, it’s worth taking a look at Settings > About Phone > Software Update and tap the Check for update button.
In case you forgot I remind you that Samsung Galaxy Grand measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm, while weighing 162 grams and sporting a 5-inch display with 480 x 800. The Galaxy Grand runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but I am sure that all the users will warmly welcome the Group Play.
Samsung Galaxy Grand also brings a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage, expandable using microSD cards. The 8 megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash is capable of recording full HD videos, while the front-facing 2 megapixel sensor is ideal for video calls.
In terms of connectivity the Samsung Galaxy Grand brings all the features worthy of a modern smartphone: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, and 3.5 mm audio jack port.
Have you received the new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy Grand? Are you enjoying the Group Play? Please let us know in the comments section.