Samsung Galaxy Grand software update brings Blocking mode and stability improvements

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Samsung Galaxy Grand software update brings Blocking mode and stability improvements
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Grand Duos in the country and now the device is getting its first set of software updates.

While one update brings improved stability with a 26.68MB download, the other is a feature called Blocking Mode. This second 21.17MB update comes with a warning saying that "some settings will be reset or data erased after this upgrade".

For those unaware, Blocking mode allows users to disable notifications for certain features on the device such as incoming calls, alarm and timer and notifications itself, similar to the DND facility in iOS. Users can set a time when they choose not to be disturbed. They can, however allow incoming calls from certain contacts should they choose to add those to their 'Allowed contacts' list.

As warned, we particularly faced this issue after the update was installed. The songs saved in the storage card were not visible anymore and the Music player widget on the home screen went blank with no song details available. However, restarting the device post the update helped restore all the song data.

Users can head over to Settings>About Device>Software Update>Update.

The Galaxy Grand Duos (Review I Pictures) is Samsung's 5-inch device with a WVGA TFT display. It is a dual-SIM smartphone that is powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM.

The smartphone packs in 8GB of internal storage (4GB available to the user). The memory can be expanded by up to 64GB via microSD card. Samsung is also offering 50GB of cloud space through Dropbox with the purchase of this smartphone. Other features include an 8-megapixel rear and camera with flash, a 2-megapixel camera in the front and a 2,100mAh battery.
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