Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 embarks on Android 4.4 KitKat journey

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Samsung-Galaxy-Grand-2Given their privileged status as market leaders and global prominence, we always expected Samsung to lead the way in terms of steady and timely software support. Of course, that meant rapidly developing KitKat ports for new and/or extremely beloved Galaxy devices.

Region-focused mid-rangers such as the Galaxy Grand 2 were meanwhile anticipated as being much lower on Sammy’s priority list. But little did we know the OEM basically worked on Android 4.4 firmwares for the Galaxy S3, Note 2, S4 mini, Galaxy Mega and Grand 2 simultaneously.

Otherwise, how can you explain the 5.25 incher’s blazing fast move to the latest, sweetest Android flavor? Only in India right now, and only in a dual SIM configuration, but no doubt imminent worldwide in both single and dual SIM flavors. Or, um, at least in the handful of territories the Grand 2 is actually up for grabs.

That includes several Asian countries and key emerging European markets, although at the end of the day the affordable phablet is most popular on Indian turf. Where the over-the-air update reportedly weighs in at 360 MB, carrying all your tasty KK-specific tweaks and enhancements, from white status bar icons, an overall revamped user interface and wireless printing support to expanded emojis and “immersive mode”.

Via [Sam Mobile]

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