Cyanogen Releases Cyanogenmod 12 For OnePlus One But Fans Are Complaining About Loops Already

Two latest releases OnePlus One and the Yureka from Micromax subsidiary Yu will now feature the latest operating system CyanogenMod 12 (CM12). The latest OS from Cyanogen is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.  The update is currently available via side loading or over the air for a slew of smartphones. In case you happen to own the OnePlus One, gear up to face limitations and drawbacks post-updating to the new OS.

 Cyanogen Releases Cyanogenmod 12 For OnePlus OnDespite being laced with a spec that allows you to see your phone screen light up once any notification pops in, users are facing issues with this. Also, you may have to bid goodbye to data toggle on the home screen as well as on the quick settings on the OnePlus One.

 A plausible solution could be getting the Data Toggle 5.0 app on board. Again, this is possible when the phone is rooted. The worst drawback when you update your OnePlus One with the new OS is non-availability of lock screen widget.

We indeed loved the feature that allowed us to create a custom button for volume adjustment on the CM11 OS fed OnePlus One but with the brand  new CM12 update, this is just a thing of past.

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Micromax YU Yuphoria Launch Live Stream: Where to Watch Smartphone Unveiling Online

In just few more hours today, the much anticipated flagship from Yu, Yuphoria will be released. The smartphone is from the Yu stable, a subsidiary of Micromax. You can catch up the release event online live.Micromax vs samsung

Yu loyalists had been batting for this launch since more than a couple of months now. Interestingly, the smartphone had been christened as per popular demand via the #YuNameIt contest.

Latest leaks and video teasers of the Yu Yuphoria have revealed awesome specs on the budget phone. Reports reveal that the YU Yuphoria will rock with  LTE modem besides being punked up by Cyanogen OS 12 based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Expect break neck processing speed with 64-bit class SoC. Beefier speeds can be further expected with 2 GB RAM combined with 16 GB onboard storage. With a 5-incher screen size, Yuphoria will come with 1080p display besides flaunting a compact polycarbonate body. Sound quality could hit the roof with probable DTS or Dolby grade. We expect the phone to match teh likesof Lenovo and ASUS in the mid-budget segment under INR 9000. Check out the release event on the official link here.

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Micromax Yu Yuphoria: 6 Reasons Why it May Repeat Yu Yureka’s Success?

Micromax has picked its collaboration right with Yu and that was for all to see with the Yureka smartphone—its maiden launch in this domain. After success in online sales still going strong on Amazon India, Yu will release its next phone—Yuphoria on Tuesday.  The maker has hit bull’s eye with pricing of INR 8999 only; the Yureka takes processing and multitasking seriously with its octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC. What might be a brownie point for sales is the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard storage.Micromax vs samsung

Prodding into the viral leaks and videos further, fans can expect a classy physical build that also enhances the smartphone’s sturdiness. On a 5-incher screen size, Yuphoria promises 1080p display as well.

The metal design might be off-track at this price, but we are expecting a smart polycarbonate look. Adverts are pointing to amazing sound quality—plausibly of DTS or Dolby grade on the Yuphoria.

As for the OS, it is Cyanogen 12 all the way. A way more improved interface is expected than what we saw on Yureka and we can of course expect specs based on the latest Android 5.0 version—Lollipop. In case you are looking for a budget buy with classy specs, Yu’s Yuphoria is the best way to go.

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Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications Revealed

There is a new entrant in the mid-range smartphone market– Asus ZenFone 2. Asus has tied up with Flipkart, to sell its various models in the Indian market.

With killer features and a budget price tag, the smartphone from ASUS is set to give fierce Asus Zenfone 2 Release Datecompetition to devices such as Nokia Lumia 830, Moto E 4G, Micromax Yu Yureka, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Moto G 2nd Gen and Microsoft Lumia 730, amongst other mid-range devices from HTC and Xiaomi.

The main specs of ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500CL variant are-

  • 5 Inch IPS HD Screen with 1280x720p resolution
  • 8 MP main shutter and 2 MP secondary clicker
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Atom Z2560 processor
  • 16 GB onboard storage
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2500 mAh battery

We are pitching the Asus ZenFone 2 ZE500CL variant, priced close to INR 9900, against  Micromax Yu Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. 

Coming to the specs for the ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML model, you will get hands on-

  • 5.5 inch HP IPS Screen with 1280x720p resolution
  • 13 MP main camera
  • 5 MP secondary camera
  • Atom Quad Core Z3560 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB onboard storage
  • 3000 mAh battery

So much for INR 11,900! And this may affect the sales of Moto G 2nd Gen and Microsoft Lumia 730.

Finally, rounding up the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML variants– one with 2 GB RAM and the other with 4 GB RAM, the prices stand at INR 13,900 and INR 19,850 respectively.

 

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Micromax Jumps Over Samsung, Nails The Smartphone Market in India

It’s time to show the world that the homegrown firms in India and China are raising their stakes, jumping over the Korean manufacturer Samsung to nail the smartphone market by selling compelling, price-competitive products.

As per a report by CounterPoint Research, an independent market research and consulting firm, Gurgaon-based Micromax has surpassed Samsung, becoming the topmost mobile phone manufacturer in India in the Q2 2014.  

In the April-June period, Micromax’s mobile shipments share was 16.6 %, more than Samsung’s, which was 14.4 %. Nokia followed Samsung, capturing 10.9 % share. Market shares of other Indian mobile makers such as Karbonn and Lava stood at 9.5 % and 5.6 %, respectively.

In mobile phones shipments, Samsung still managed the top slot with the share value of 25.3 % in the Q2. While Micromax stayed the second largest smartphone vendor, capturing 19.1 % share.

As per a report by Canalys, Samsung, Micromax and Karbonn stay the foremost smartphone makers, producing 8.5 million, 5.8 million and 2.3 million handsets, respectively.

Apparently, Motorola shipped 955,650 smartphones in the Q2, while Nokia manufactured around 633,720 smartphones. Largest in India, Micromax is said to be the tenth largest mobile maker in the world, in terms of mobile phones shipments with a share of 15.2 %.

Micromax offers low-cost mobile phones with bigger screens, dual SIM cards, camera features- all at cheap prices. This season, the firm launched two new smartphones; Unite 2 and Canvas Windows.… Read the rest

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Micromax Canvas HD Vs Samsung Galaxy Grand : We Taste Micromax New Flagship Phone… Quite A Flavorsome Deal

It’s the season of flagship smartphone launches, and Micromax is not one to be left behind. After the runaway success of the Canvas 2, the company’s flagship A116 Canvas HD will start selling from today onward at a price of Rs 13,990. Those who place the order will be able to receive it within 5-7 days. The Canvas A116 HD will offer direct competition to the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, which is almost double its cost. However, it’s not just on the cost that it emerges the winner – the Canvas A116 HD does have better specs too. Micromax has also put together a promo video to celebrate the launch of its latest flagship phone. Here’s hoping the Canvas A116 HD becomes more successful than its previous Canvas 2.… Read the rest

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Micromax Introduces Range Of LED TV’s, Home Theater Systems

Micromax launches LED TVsTaking a plunge into the consumer electronic space, Micromax has introduced a range of LED TVs, home theatre systems, and an Android dongle for Television sets.

The handset manufacturer now offers LED TVs, with screen size ranging from 24-inch to 55-inch. The prices of Micromax TVs start from ₹15,990, going up to ₹1,29,990 as the size and features increase. With its 50-inch and 55-inch models, Micromax offers 3D capabilities, giving users four pairs of 3D glasses to watch 3D movies and shows.

Made with latest technologies and designing, Micromax says these LED TVs are made with zero bright spot LEDs to give users the best viewing experience. All these television sets come equipped with a USB port for plug-and-play support.

Looking at the top end model, the Micromax LEDT770K55F is a 55-inch model that’s priced ₹1,29,990. With full HD 1080p resolution, Smart TV feature for Internet browsing, and apps, this LED TV comes loaded with 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports.

Going a little down in size and price, the LEDK316K50F is a 50-inch model that’s available at a cost of ₹79,990. With Full HD 1080p resolution, this LED TV comes with a response time of 6.5ms. It comes with 3 HDMI ports, a headphone slot, 2 USB ports, and an input for PC audio.

Coming to next, the LED42K316 from Micromax is a 42-inch device that also offers Full HD 1080p resolution. Priced at ₹47,990, this TV has 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, a headphone slot, and an input for PC audio.

The 32-inch screen, Micromax LED32K316 comes with a cost of ₹25,990. The LEDL31FL24F and the LED24K316 are priced at ₹16,990 and ₹15,990, respectively. Both LED TVs measure 24 inches.

Along with these TV sets, Micromax has also introduced two home theatre systems- HT037F1 and HT089F1. Both of them come with 5.1 surround sound speakers and have a PMPO output of 4,000W and 5,000W respectively. Both the devices support USB drives and SD cards, while the HT089F1 also supports digital FM radio. The HT037F1 costs ₹5,990, while the HT089F1 is priced at ₹6,990.

Then there’s the Micromax Smart Stick, a dongle running on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It features a standard HDMI interface and a USB host. With 4GB of flash mempry, the Smart Stick has Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. It can also be connected with wireless mouse and keyboard. Priced at ₹4,990, this stick makes a great choice.

Micromax has also launched a BluRay player supporting both 2D and 3D audio/video formats, priced at ₹6,490.… Read the rest

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Micromax’s Fun Book Talk Enters The 7 Inch Tablet Club

Funbook range for Rs 7,249Taking a deep plunge into the competitive tablet market, Micromax has unveiled a 7-inch Android tablet, called the FunBook Talk. Costing Rs. 7,249, this tab is powered by 1 GHz processor and runs Android ICS operating system.

With this FunBook Talk tab, users will get access to 3G using a dongle via its USB 2.0 port. An affordable solution, this tab comes equipped with SIM calling for making voice calls.

Fifth in the series of FunBook, this tablet will come with a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and has 512 MB of RAM. This 7-inch budget Android tablet will have capacitive LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. There’s a 0.3 megapixel camera at the front for making video calls.

Micromax is offering a 2800 mAh battery in the Funbook Talk, with a talktime of 5 hours and a standby time of 112 hours. The device has 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32 GB with an external micro SD card.

With this tab, Micromax enters the competitive market with other budget tabs including HCL Me tab U1, Zync Z990, and iBerry Auxus AX02.… Read the rest

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Micromax A80: A Cheaper Alternative to Siri?

Micromax recently launched a new Android-based smart phone from its latest Superfone series – the A80 Infinity. The A80 Infinity is a dual-SIM phone, and the biggest (literally) feature in this phone is the powerful 2,500 mAh battery that gives it a life of up to 7 hours of talktime and 288 hours of standby time. Giving direct competition to new phones like the Karbonn A7, iBall Andi and Spice Stellar Android phones, the Superfone A80 Infinity comes with a price tag of Rs 8,490.

The pros: The biggest pro of the Superfone A80 Infinity, hands down, is its awesome battery. In an age where every company is making touchscreen phones, its long battery life is sure to  render a huge advantage over many other Android phones in the market. Another really cool feature of this phone is Micromax’s voice recognition tool AISHA, or Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant, which is pre-loaded into the A80. Especially for those who have drooled over the iPhone 4S’s Siri voice assistant, but couldn’t obviously afford it due to its insanely high cost, Micromax with AISHA can be considered a formidable alternative.

Other features: The all-black Superfone A80 can hold two SIM cards with a 3.8 inch touchscreen. It features a 5MP camera with flash in the rear and even has a 0.3MP front facing camera which you can use to make video calls. The 800MHz processor provides decent power to the phone and the 512MB RAM lets you run apps without too much effort. The A80 Infinity comes with an inbuilt gravity sensor so that you can enjoy a powerful gaming experience on the phone.

Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi, and you can expand the A80’s memory up to 32GB using a microSD card. You can run Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter and all popular Android apps on this phone easily and even geo-tag photos that you click using the camera.

The cons: While it is too soon to list out the cons, given that this phone is yet to hit the streets, we do wish it came with Android 4.0 instead of the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread version. Especially now when Google is set to launch Android 4.1 into the market, it would have been great to see new models launching with the ICS version of Android.… Read the rest

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