by Adrian Diaconescu, 3 months ago
Sony and HTC might have brought their early 2013 big guns into play already, but Samsung is still in the “wait and see” phase of this year’s marketing strategy. At least in the high-end smartphone…
While we expected the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 to receive certain features of the company's latest flagship, the Galaxy S4, who would have thought that one of the first smartphones to receive such an update would be the Samsung Galaxy Grand. Well, this update includes just one feature, but it's something.
The many Samsung Galaxy Grand owners in India will be receiving a small OTA update that brings the Group Play feature to the 5-inch mid-ranger. Group Play on the Samsung Galaxy S4, as we know, allows users to simultaneously play the same track on up to eight devices, and even create a 5.1 surround system, along with support for multiplayer games.
Unfortunately, the update for the Samsung Galaxy Grand is a very trimmed down version of the feature. Group Play on this smartphone will allow you to share pictures, documents, and music with Galaxy Grand users over the same WiFi network or using WiFi Direct. You can probably play the music files you've shared at the same time, otherwise the Group Play name makes no sense, other than being a glorified file sharing application among Galaxy Grand owners.
The 27.86 MB update will be over the air, but if you haven't received the notification yet, you can try Settings – About Phone – Software Update to download it. If you've received the update already and have tried out the new Group Play feature, do share your experiences in the comments section below.