Micromax has begun rolling out updates for its flagship Canvas HD smartphone and this brings the low-cost quad-core phone up to version Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Surprisingly, this is just a 4.2.1 update and not for 4.2.2, which is the most up-to-date version of the OS. The update was spotted by Micromax blogger MMXnewscaster.
Canvas HD also gets a fix for delay in GPS location lock and the camera gets a panorama mode, in addition to the usual Android 4.2 improvements and features. That includes quick toggles to the notification drawer, lockscreen widgets, offline voice typing and sundry performance improvements.
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Customers can get the update for their Canvas HD through the company’s sales and service centres. Just like the Jelly Bean update for the A110 Canvas 2, there’s no over-the-air (OTA) infrastructure in place so you’ll have to walk into the store and should ideally get back your handset within a couple of hours. However, MMXnewscaster reports that the update brings OTA support for future updates, so this roundabout way of getting the update for the Canvas HD will ideally end thanks to this update.
This could turn out to be a crucial update for Micromax’s top-of-the-line phones, which have so far had a comfortable time in the market. But with low-cost, high-specced phones coming out of the woodwork nearly every week, the company now has to up its game. Setting up an OTA update mechanism to their phones will give them a competitive edge over their rivals.
We have reached out to the company to understand if this same treatment will be afforded to other Micromax smartphones soon and will be updating this story accordingly.