Lava on Tuesday announced the start of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout for its recently launched Iris X1 Grand smartphone, which shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Lava Iris X1 Grand is being pushed out over-the-air (OTA) and users should receive a notification informing them about the update when they connect to the Internet, the company said. Users can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About phone > Software update on the Iris X1 Grand. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is about 550MB in size.
Lava has not detailed the complete changelog for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update; though on its blog it writes that the new OS update brings new lock screen, new notification centre, and new UI.
Apart from Material Design, Android 5.0 Lollipop features an improved notification system; Kill Switch and improved security; improved hardware keyboard accessory support (including support for multilingual, emoji input, search key, and improved app and system key chords), support for 15 new languages (including Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu); improved accessibility features (such as text contrast boost, colour inversion, and enhanced colour differentiation); improved audio, video, and camera capabilities, and improved Internet connectivity everywhere apart from more powerful Bluetooth low energy capabilities.
The dual-SIM Lava Iris X1 Grand was launched in January carrying a price tag of Rs. 7,326 - the company had then also promised an Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The Iris X1 Grand features a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6582M processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Iris X1 Grand sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera is powered by a BSI II sensor and can record videos in full-HD. It features 8GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset is backed by a 2200mAh Li-Po battery.