Samsung Galaxy Grand DUOS gets Android 4.2 update

August 11, 2013
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Even as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean starts to make its way into Nexus devices and the latest smartphone models, some slightly older phones are still being updated to Android 4.2. The latest to join these is Samsung's Galaxy Grand DUOS, which Samsung updated last week.

Announced initially for India last January, the Galaxy Grand DUOS is simply a dual SIM variant of the Galaxy Grand which, in turn, was announced in December 2012. Despite the name, the phone's specs are not so grand but not so terrible either. Running on an unnamed 1.2 GHz dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, the phone's biggest drawback is it's 5.0-inch display, which only supports a resolution of 480x800 pixels.

The Galaxy Grand DUOS launched with Android 4.1.2 and is now being updated to 4.2.2. Among the improvements included in the update are lockscreen widgets, dedicated status bar toggles menu, daydream screensaver mode, and performance improvements. There are also some new features that have been ported from the Galaxy S4 version of Samsung's TouchWiz interface like new widgets and homescreens.

The update for the Galaxy Grand DUOS first appeared in Russia but is probably already rolling out to other regions as well. It might take a few days to reach owners depending on the market or the carrier. As with any major Android upgrade, be sure to backup your data and keep the phone properly charged when performing the update.

VIA: SamMobile


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  • Huzaifa

    I bought 2 galaxy grand in mumbai india between one month gap. The new got updated with 4.2.2 today but the old one is still not 4received any update. I dont understand why….
    Anyways waiting till the update arrives but the new features in the update r awesome
    Gallery has got a new look
    Video player is furnished with new ui
    Dream screensaver
    Magnification zoom option
    Settings menu changed
    Status bar shortcut is now editable
    New Safety assistance option
    Contacts n call log has got new icons
    Call log n dialpad is bit faster now
    Sim manager got new icons with editional heart icon
    Etc…
    Thanx5

    • Rahul Bakshi

      @f6e6cae6cf4baec2607a0a8a7a6e527b:disqus Go to the setting and tap on “Search for updates”, you will be able to upgrade your device.

  • Huzaifa

    I bought 2 galaxy grand in mumbai india between one month gap. The new got updated with 4.2.2 today but the old one is still not 4received any update. I dont understand why….
    Anyways waiting till the update arrives but the new features in the update r awesome
    Gallery has got a new look
    Video player is furnished with new ui
    Dream screensaver
    Magnification zoom option
    Settings menu changed
    Status bar shortcut is now editable
    New Safety assistance option
    Contacts n call log has got new icons
    Call log n dialpad is bit faster now
    Sim manager got new icons with editional heart icon
    Etc…
    Thanx

  • sampath
  • RAJESH SHAH

    REGIONAL LANGUAGE [HINDI] MISSING IN THE KEYBOARD

  • tauheed

    i updated my cellphone but after updation it still shows 4.1.2

    pls help me out.

    • om naik

      keep trying untill u get an update of 488 mb
      wen u get dat file update it da android version vl get converted to 4.2.2

  • Sanjeev

    Those who are facing issues because of upgrading to 4.2.2 update. Please
    update the firmware using KIES. Update is not available On The Air

  • shubham

    How can I get the latest updates for my Samsung galaxy grand. ?? Where it is available? ? Plz help us

    • jay

      This version is there in software updates so updates your phone it is best version

  • Nimesh Prajapati

    I want to update to 4.2.2 but a bit afraid got reviews that battery back up has decreased and many features are missing. Is it correct?

    • Nimesh Prajapati

      please help me..

      • om naik

        yes its true….but the upgrade has increased the efficiency alott more times

  • Den Yusuf

    after I upgrade my galaxy grand duos 4.2.2.I can’t root my device.
    E:failed to verify whole…
    please help me to rot my grand. thanks

  • Subash Ngolo

    now i have latest version 4.2.2 in my cell phone but i want my old version my help me….

  • Mary

    i also downloaded the 4.2.2 version on my samsung galaxy grand. i thought it would help but it did the exact oppostite. my phone lags, and i can barely access anything. however, isn’t there some time type of law against what samsung has just done? it isn’t fair to disadvantage people to this magnitude. I am deeply angered and frustrated by what has just happened. seeing as my phone is basically useless … please. if anybody else thinks we should take a stand against this. let me know. i feel like what samsung isn’t fair, and some action should be taken.

    • Liaw Kim Poh

      try factory reset? will lose your app data though, make sure you backup everything!

      This is one of the reason why I don’t really look forward to major updates, sometimes after the updates the phone will have bugs.. lags… although factory reset might fix it