Micromax Testing Android 4.3 With Canvas HD Update Coming Soon

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Micromax has been lambasted by consumers in the past for not following up with software updates for their devices. That might change soon.

A tweet by regular @MMXNewscaster reveals an image of the Canvas HD A116 running the recently revealed Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. If true, this would please all Micromax consumers.


At its Canvas 4 launch event, Micromax focused on the importance of consumer satisfaction and introduced the 7-day service center policy to improve its service. Providing regular software updates should be the next step forward for the company if it wants to really establish itself as a brand that can compete with the big players. We expect the Android 4.3 update for the Canvas 4 after the Canvas HD update is rolled out.

If we talk about Android 4.3 itself, the new operating system will feature multi-user restricted profiles. This will let users control access to contents and apps per user—so parents, for example, can control which applications their kids can access. When accessed from restricted profiles, applications behave differently. On stage, Hugo Barra demonstrated this by showing a puzzle game whose in-app purchase functionality was automatically disabled when it was accessed on the kid’s restricted profile.

Other features include built-in OpenGL ES 3.0 support, DRM APIs for providing hardware-based encryption for protecting content, which will allow it to provide 1080p video to its tablets. The first partner is Netflix, which supports 1080p HD streaming. The Nexus 7 is the first device to support it.

Android 4.3 also introduces many other features, including support for Bluetooth Smart devices, background Wi-Fi location, more language support and “easier text input.”

The Micromax Canvas HD sports a 5 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels backed by a MediaTek’s MT6589 Cortex-A7 SoC quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Canvas HD launched with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 operating system.

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  • RickDangerous

    Sounds like BS, eh ! May 2014 and still NOTHING from Micromax / Wiko !!! Still on 4.1.2 !!!
    Current version of Android is 4.4 !!

  • Gaurav Pandav

    Bad News for all Micromax Canvas User waiting for 4.3 jellybean .On twitter MMXNEWSCASTER they tweeted on 2nd NOVEMBER about Micromax has stopped working on 4.3 Jellybean OS.
    They said “For an unknown reason Micromax apparently stopped Android 4.3 development for all its existing smartphones”.

    Check this link on MMXNEWSCASTER –
    Or this link-

  • rangaswamy

    Micromax a110q how to upgrade 4.3 j upset .why this device is not supported system updates

  • kirankumar

    I have a canvas turbo when I get a update to 4.3 operating system.

  • vishal yadav

    how can i upgrade my mmx canvas hd os jelly bean to android 4.3 can i get online update on my device .

  • ankit

    Please tell me how to upgrade to 4.3 on my canvas 4.
    Right now i am having 4.2.1

  • Rajendra Rajendra

    Pls tell me how to update jellybean 4.3 to canvas 2 a110q

  • gadgettre

    Pls tel me when it’ll come?

  • Dash

    When contacted nearest MMX Service center in Bangalore, they say that they do not consider/perform 4.2 update for Canvas HD. Can you check how can we get this updated to 4.2, and eventually to 4.3. I do not want to try unreliable stock rom updates

  • Yash MArtin

    CAn You Please Review Micromax Canvas A110Q

  • vishwajit

    Can i update canvas 2 on 4.2 android version

  • Guest

    Plz get ur facts right
    the multi user functionality is only for TABLETS and not for mobile phones!

  • Subho majumder

    plz do a review of a110q

  • himanshu

    It can be fake… Android version could be edited from version 4.1.2 to version 4.3 by editing it in the build.prop.

  • Akarsh Madhav

    Glad to see Micromax taking big steps to be an established brand. Wouldn’t be surprised to it as a global competitor to Samsung and Apple within 5 to 8 years, that is, if they keep up this good work.

  • Roc Sean

    Hii, I have the same phone with me but in the setting part the icon for checking the update is not there.
    Can anybody help me with this?

    • Sapna MULANI

      U must be still on 4.1.2 version.. get it upgraded to 4.2.1 ..u will see that option then..

  • akki

    When is d updte for canvas goin to launch

  • Ashutosh Kumar Pandey

    i have read that android 4.3 Jelly bean makes wifi always on, is it True?

    • Gurudatta Praharaj

      yes, its true

      • vivek malpani

        than it ll take more battery ..,,.??

      • Faheem

        I just checked it on Nexus 4. Its not true, you can turn-off the Wi-Fi

        • Sapna MULANI

          It is written in articles that when u upgrade it the option of keeping wifi on in background is automatically kept OFF. So u have to tick the option to keep wifi ON even after swtiching wifi OFF. Hope I’m right..