Micromax Plans to Bring a CyanogenMod-Powered Smartphone in India
According to CounterPoint Research, Micromax has raced fast to become the biggest mobile phone company in India by replacing Samsung. But the company still has a reputation of dismal after sales service. The company has also been slow in delivering software updates that are really important. Now it seems like the company has the found a partner who can take care of some of its woes.
Micromax will be partnering with CyanogenMod to bring a phone running on a custom OS in India. CyanogenMod is extremely popular, especially amongst advanced users. It is an open source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is also the default operating system on the flagship killer, OnePlus One.
A feature that will be appreciated by most users is the regular updates on the system. Phones running CyanogenMod get regular updates, and they give amazing themes and customizability features. Also, it gives an almost stock experience and hence lets you get better performance out of your phones. It also provides cool button options like long-pressing the volume buttons to switch music tracks.
Micromax will not just get a good OS here, it will be an updated OS. The company seems to be adressing one of the major complaints it has been facing. It won’t really be wrong if it moves its entire line-up to Cyanogen. But that might not happen considering Micromax is in a serious business with Google through the Android One devices. Google had previously tried to buy CyanogenMod to improve the Android development team, but they turned Google’s option down.
This move by Micromax might be advantageous for the company. They plan to bring the device out by the end of the year. That’s when we’ll know if Micromax got this right.