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Do you need new features for your Samsung Z1 ? Upgrade to Tizen 2.4 now!

By
Joydeb
 - 
Jan 24, 2017

Do you own a Samsung Z1 mobile and also like the sound of new and useful features coming to it? Well, if your smartphone is on Tizen 2.3 software then all you need to do is update to version Tizen 2.4.x. Samsung released their 2.4 Tizen Operating System (OS) final software update via OTA on 5th February 2016 in India & 22nd February in Bangladesh and later this month to many other countries. A lot of new and exciting features and apps are available after updating.

But, according to a Samsung report there are 46% of Z1 Smartphone users that are still using Tizen 2.3 software. Is Samsung unable to update all their existing 2.3 devices? The update has been released but it seems that users are choosing not to update. The new features are given below:

 

Samsung Z1 Tizen 2.4 New Features

Messages

  • Enhanced messaging
  • Pin conversations
  • Lock messages
  • Quick view of messages

Smart Manager

  • Smart manager app
  • Ultra data saving mode

Image editor

  • History(redo, undo, original view etc)
  • Portrait
  • Tone(Detailed modification of Brightness, Contrast, Saturation item)
  • College editor

Camera

  • Pro mode
  • Wide selfie
  • Interval shot
  • Quick launch

Calculator

  • Split Bill

Music

  • Record your own song

Voice Call

  • Profile info(Callers registered in profile sharing service are visible in call screen even though they are not registered in Contacts)
  • Record
  • Quick view of incoming calls

Memo

  • Checklist addition

Video

  • Enable play audio only
  • Playback speed control
  • Detailed seek

FM Radio

  • Easy wheel control for Scan/favourites channel

Hints

  • Tips about using (native)apps on the device.

Contacts

  • Groups
  • Profile sharing

Settings

  • Styler(with few preloaded themes)
  • Slide pattern unlock
  • Private mode

File manager

  • Compress & extract .zip files

Widgets

  • Smart Manager
  • Memo

Notification Panel

  • Customise your notification panel

 

As you can see there are so many new features that have been added by this update. Besides these many new apps were preloaded after this update ie. MixRadio (now unavailable), asphalt nitro, news hunt, ESPN Cricinfo, My Galaxy, Facebook messenger & WhatsApp messenger and much more. Most of the attractive and interesting games and many essential apps in the Tizen Store are available for 2.4 versions only, and not for 2.3. ie. SHAREit, Xender, Angry Birds game, VLC Media player, Whatsapp voice calling, native facebook app, UC Browser, UC Mini, Zipt. Messenger etc.

If you do not update your Z1 smartphone then you could have some serious security issues and also some good apps that will not work. WhatsApp app development has closed their service for old android & iOS versions, Nokia Symbian and for some windows phones. But, did you know WhatsApp Messenger will not work in Tizen 2.3 version. It's time to get updating. Find update instructions are given below:

Kies Update

The following is the procedure to use to update the firmware using the Kies desktop application:

  • Launch the Kies App on your Desktop
  • Plug your Smartphone into the Desktop
  • You should get an option to update your software
  • Manually check by selecting Tools -> Firmware Upgrade and Initialisation

 

ODIN Update

You can download the update file from here and then follow our flashing instructions.

 

Manual Check

If you do not get automatically prompted to update your firmware on your smartphone, you can manually check by using the steps below:

  • Select Settings
  • Select About Device
  • Select Software Update
  • Select Check for updates

 

Kies is a great way to update and is my personal preferred method. If you're facing any problems to install this software post on our problems on Samsung  Z1 Smartphone Facebook group.

 
Some instructions before you update: Backup your existing data from your device to any other device or PC. Some people prefer to factory reset the Z1 before the update. Your phone must be charged over 80% in order to continue.

 

Update your own device and tell your friends by share this post.

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