Just a few days back, Truecaller announced its collaboration with Cyanogen to pre-install its technology on Android devices in an attempt to eliminate spam phone calls. The caller ID service was among the first of its kind that displayed the name of the person calling from an unknown number and provided a call-blocking facility.
Today, Micromax launched its second Cyanogen-based phone here in India, the YU Yuphoria. This will be the first device to have Truecaller already installed within the device’s circuits. This feature can be toggled on or off, depending upon the choice of the user.
Micromax’s Yu Yureka is back for its online sale again. Yu Televentures, a subsidiary of Micromax, announced that the smartphone will be available on Amazon India without any registrations, this Wednesday and Thursday. The company took to its social networking site, Twitter, to announce the flash-less sale. The tweet did not mention the amount of units available.
Not many days ago, Micromax took to Twitter to announce Yu Yureka’s successor, dubbed as YUphoria, which is expected to be the next big hitter from the company. Yu’s next flagship arrives on 12th of May. The open sale of the Yureka is a clear indiction [...]
Cyanogen has started pushing its exclusive Cyanogen OS 12 update based on Android Lollipop to Yureka devices. The India-based smartphone firm revealed that the L update is a major design overhaul. Along with better touch and design of the UI, enhanced animation is said to add more depth to the interface. The update lets users personalize application notifications, which are now better integrated with the lock screen.
Cyanogen took to Twitter to announce the same –
Our Lollipop (‘L’) update is rolling out to YUREKA owners today. Treat yourself to OS 12. @YuPlayGod #CyanogenOS [...]
Cyanogen 12 is officially out and is currently rolling out to OnePlus One devices first. The update for the rest of the devices will soon follow in the coming weeks. Cyanogen 12 brings Android 5.0 with Material Design language in all its glory on the modified OS.
It also brings a new App Themer feature that allows users to change the styling of the interface, including third party apps. Once updated, users can avail a vast variety of themes, both paid and unpaid.
Along with this, debuting for the first time is the new Cyanogen email, powered by [...]
Yu by definition is supposed to mean “you”, which when Micromax decided to launch a new company was intended to make devices more personal for the users. Hence the company chose to go with Cyanogen, even though they decided to procure and rebrand devices like they used to in the past.
But what is Yu intended for? Is it really a way for Micromax to change their company’s brand value and appeal to a younger and much more aware online generation, or is it just a way of seeking vendetta against Micromax’s newest enemies: New Chinese entrants like Xiaomi, OnePlus and even Gionee.
Newly launched brand YU unveiled its first smartphone, Yureka, a few days back. The new company has been born from a collaboration between Micromax’s Founder Rahul Sharma and custom ROM maker CyanogenMod. The arrival of the high-speced low-budget smartphone has created quite a stir. From day one it was off to a rocky start; it began by banning OnePlus from selling their popular handset in India.
Hence, we decided to check out how the Yureka fares when compared with the rest of the competition. So, away from the court, let the real battle begin.Specs Micromax Yu Yureka Xiaomi Redmi Note XOLO Omega 5.0 Asus ZenPhone 5 Moto-G (2nd Gen) Display 5.5-inch [...]