Micromax A110 Canvas 2 will receive Android Jelly Bean update

Micromax is about to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Micromax A110 Canvas 2 smartphone by next week.

To avail the update, customers have to take their device to the Micromax customer care center. This can be a little inconvenient, but Micromax promises that the update will be done free of cost. The Micromax official clarified that, “This (Android 4.1 OS) will not be an OTA update. Users will have to go to Micromax-authorized service centers to get the update. Currently, we are conducting tests on the Jelly Bean ROM and will be releasing the update by early next week latest.”

The A110 Canvas 2 was launched in October, 2012 for Rs.9,999 on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. It is a dual SIM device with  5 inch 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display. The device is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP front camera. The connectivity options included are Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. The device runs on a 200mAH battery that offers up to 5 hours of average talk time.

The new update will bring along Android Jelly Bean features such as  Google Now, offline voice typing, expandable notifications and more, including performance improvements credited to Google’s “Project Butter”. The device users will also find improved notification styles, new TaskStackBuilder, Network bandwidth management, Wi-Fi Service Discovery, and more.

Industry insiders are now expecting that the Micromax A116 Canvas HD will eventually get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but this news shall be clarified later.

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