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Exclusive: Lava Iris 501 To Receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Upgrade
Lava Mobiles, the India based manufacturer has been launching a wide range of devices almost every week in its Blockbuster Phoneday scheme. The native handset vendor forayed into the the booming phablet market with the launch of dual SIM Android ICS phablet - Iris 501 after posting the teaser "Your mobile experience is about to change with bigvantage" on its official Facebook page.
Now, it seems like today, being a Friday, the bigvantage is going to go bigger. Well, according to the teaser posted on the Facebook page of Lava, the Iris 501 is teased to get some upgrade. Hence, Gizbot tried contacting an inside source of Lava and has learned that the company is planning to release the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade to the phablet.
Of course, the Iris 501 get a plethora of new features with the upgrade to Jelly Bean. Some of the main features include Project Butter for smoother and more responsive navigation through the interface, Offline voice typing , Google Now, the new expandable and contractible Android notifications, high resolution contact photos and more.
Also, it seems like Lava has slashed the price of the phablet despite of upgrading it to Jelly Bean. Launched with a price of Rs 9,999, Iris 501 is now available on online retailer site Flipkart at a significantly lesser price tag of Rs 7,999.
Specwise, Iris 501 features a 5 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz dual core processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, micro USB 2.0 and a 2,300 mAh Li-Po battery of undisclosed backup.
Further, Iris 501 also comes with special built in apps like Hike - for free messaging, Saavn Music player app, Fusion Music organizer app and games from Gameloft like Asphalt HD.