Smartphone makers Samsung and HTC have reportedly released the Android v4.2.2 Jelly update to Galaxy Grand Duos and HTC One X+ respectively in select global markets.

Samsung community blog, SamMobile has reported that the Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-19802) owners in Russia have started receiving the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean update (build number: 19105PXXUBMG8).

The OS update will bring in a slew of new features such as enhanced performance, lock-screen widgets, dedicated toggle menus in the status bar and Daydream screen saver mode. TouchWiz interface would get a new widgets, homescreen and some cool features seen in the high-end sibling Galaxy S4.

In the other part of Asia, HTC officially rolled out the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean along with improved Sense 5.0 UI to its 2012 model One X+ in Taiwan on Thursday (8 August).

Key improvements of the new firmware (number: 2.17.709.2) update include:

  • New HTC BlinkFeed Home
  • New lock screen style: electronic gadgets, sleep mode switch
  • Battery meter in the status bar options
  • Now users can open notification panel using two-finger sliding gesture
  • Users can lock Auto-focus (AF) and Auto-Exposure (AE) just by pressing finger on the camera UI for a few seconds
  • Video editor will have 12 new music themes to let user make short 30 second film

As of now, there are no reports of Jelly Bean updates for Samsung and HTC phones in the subcontinent. Indian owners have no other choice but to just wait.

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